The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is seeking nominations
for the Go Red for Women Red Dress Award, given annually to women who embody heart-healthy living or actively encourage others to live a healthy lifestyle.

The award is presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM).

“No change is too small, and every accomplishment is significant,” said Janice Torrez, BCBSNM president. “Living a healthy lifestyle isn’t something you do once or every now and then. It’s making a commitment to form habits that become a part of your everyday life. We’re both proud and excited to be a part of honoring these individuals.”

Nominations may be made at The deadline for submissions is Jan. 18.

A selection committee will pick a Go Red for Women Red Dress Award winner and two runners-up to be named at the New Mexico Go Red for Women Luncheon on Feb. 23 at Hotel Albuquerque.
“It’s not just about achieving a healthy weight and getting fit. It’s about getting enough sleep, managing stress and practicing mindfulness,” said Sherri Wells, executive director for AHA-New Mexico.

Nominees should be those who have maintained a healthy lifestyle change for a year or more, Wells said.

For more information, contact Sherri Wells at [email protected]