LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ/Press Release) – The Kentuckiana American Heart Association recently awarded Louisville resident, Lisa Nalley, with the 2021 Woman of Impact Award.
The award honors the woman who brings her network together to have the largest impact on the American Heart Association’s Woman of Impact campaign. Lisa is the chief of staff and senior vice president of human resources at BrightSpring Health Services.
Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women. It claims more women’s lives than all forms of cancer combined.
Each year, a select group of individuals are nominated to be a part of the Woman of Impact campaign because of their passion and drive to make a difference in the health of women.
Nominees bring together their networks to form an impact team, raise funds to support the American Heart Association, raise awareness about the threat of heart disease in women and have a direct impact on the health of women in their community.
Members of the Woman of Impact campaign are celebrated for the overall impact they have on the American Heart Association’s mission and their communities. In addition, the woman who brings her network together to have the largest impact is named the 2021 Woman of Impact.
“I’m incredibly honored to receive this award and I share it with my network of supporters who helped make the campaign a success,” said Nalley. “My dad was 47 when he died, and my life forever changed that day. This year, at age 47, I am reminded that tomorrow isn’t promised, but I can take steps to make sure I am there for those I love.”
Woman of Impact is part of the Association’s Go Red for Women movement. Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s signature initiative to end heart disease and stroke in women.
Go Red for Women funds life-saving women’s research, advances public health policy, champions closing gender gaps in research and STEM, and creates a platform for women to address their greatest health risk – cardiovascular disease.