UT Head Women’s Golf Coach Nicole Hollingsworth will speak at an event in partnership with the American Heart Association of Northwest Ohio Monday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m.
The free, public talk will take place at McCord Road Christian Church, 4765 North McCord Road in Sylvania.Hollingsworth will discuss the day when she collapsed in summer 2015 and how losing 73 pounds before that fateful event helped save her life. She also will discuss the epidemic of childhood obesity.
“I gave this same speech at the Dayton American Heart Association Go Red event in early September and have been urged to give it again,” Hollingsworth said. “I have been giving speeches for over a year now about heart disease being the No. 1 killer in women, and this talk had a different effect on me. I think that in our society, we believe we can’t truly make a difference by ourselves, but with these talks I have gained a completely different viewpoint. I’m making a difference, and I’m glad to be able to continue to do this.”
Hollingsworth added, “Educating others about the importance of heart health has become a real passion of mine. I want to let people know what they can do to have a healthy lifestyle. Since I’ve started telling people my story, it has helped many people get motivated in their own lives. Losing weight and eating healthier is what probably saved my life, and I’m happy to share my story.”