Go Red
9:18 am
Mon May 5, 2014

The Heart of A 'Ticking' Lion

One Triad woman refuses to let a physical 'glitch' slow her down.

Donna Cannon has logged thousands of global miles with the help of her retooled heart.
Donna Cannon has logged thousands of global miles with the help of her retooled heart.
Credit senicreflections.com

Heart disease is the number one killer of women, causing one in three deaths each year. That's roughly one woman every minute.

Guest commentator Donna Cannon has spent most of her life beating these odds. This year, she’s a Forsyth County Go Red for Women Ambassador. It’s a national campaign by the American Heart Association educating women about stroke and cardiovascular disease. Saturday, May 17, women just like Donna will be out in force participating in The Greater Guilford County Heart & Stroke Walk. The next big event will be The Ramblin' Rose. There will be Go Red teams participating in this fun-filled triathlon just for women. It will be held in Winston-Salem on Sunday, August 17. Funds raised benefit the Gateway YWCA, the American Heart Association and the Go Red for Women Campaign.

Cannon is also the principal at Diggs-Latham Elementary School in Winston-Salem. In this segment of Real People, Real Stories, she describes a heart-felt journey.