VERONICA BLOUNT MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
The Veronica Blount Memorial Foundation was created in 2020 in memory of Veronica Blount who died at the age of 46 from heart disease.
Our flagship event is the Red Shoe Lunch, an event that was started in 2010 and hosted in Atlanta, Georgia. The Red Shoe Lunch (RSL) raised over $21,000 for the American Heart Association in memory of Veronica.
In 2020, after ten years of raising money for AHA, we decided to officially launch the Veronica Blount Memorial Foundation and as of August 8, 2022 we are officially a 501c3 non-profit organization!
Our plans are to increase awareness in the communities we live and expand our outreach to help those with the least resources.
Blood Pressure Monitors for Every Home!
VBMF's Fundraising Initiative
We believe blood pressure monitors are like smoke detectors, one is needed in every home. Like smoke detectors, blood pressure monitors aid in prevention and help saves lives!
Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States, yet most people are unaware of this fact. Our goal is to increase awareness and equip families with the resources needed to fight heart disease.
We will provide blood pressure monitors to those in underserved communities. We will go door-to-door providing monitors, partner with the local fire departments to provide monitors and equip local barbershops, hair salons and community centers with monitors so there is community access to blood pressure monitors for those who don't frequently visit a physician.
With a goal to supply 20,000 homes each year, we will need $900,000 annually. That's $45 per home. $45 that can potentially save the lives of not one person, but everyone in the home with access to a monitor. $45 is less than a night out for dinner or a trip to the movies for a family of four. The price you pay for a week of coffee at your favorite coffee shop or three trips to your favorite fast-food chain, could save a life.
RED SHOE LUNCH
The 13th Annual Red Shoe Lunch
Hosted by the Veronica Blount Memorial Foundation.
Chateau Elan, Braselton, GA Feb, 25, 2023
THANK YOU INAUGURAL DONORS!
These are the individuals who helped us become a 501c3 non-profit organization.
Lisa Daniel, Mary Fondon, Donnary Fotenot, Alison Rand, Wendy Scurlark
Spencer Clarke, Gloria Richardson
Rodney Blount, Angela Harrison, Angela Holloway, Kellie Johnson
Kjersti Bannish, Monalisa Chowdhury, Valerie Counts, Angel Howard, Kashima Peters, Kimberlyn Luke, Latonya Johnson-Murphy, Aimee Eldridge, Joy Fitgerald, Nancy Howell, Katonya Johnson, Andrea King, LaQuanda Littles, Jennifer Poon, Kevin Reese, Dortheia Reese-Love, Lillian Short, Leroy Weatherspoon, Antonia Williams
Charita Boles, Carmelita Brown, Tyra Burman, Theresa Cherry, Kevin Eldridge, Tracy Frye-Allen, Angelic Glory, Wanda Hall, Vivene Holley, Felecia Kindle-Onry, Tabatha Luma, Carolyn McCrorey, Keisha Miller, Chasity Murphy, Artise Ortiz, Roslyn Scott, Endora Shropshire, Vickie Tice, Shayla Walker, Jalen Walls, James Walls
WHAT WE DO
Making A Difference For Those Impacted By Heart Disease
Assistance for those in need when they need it the most
Bringing the necessary resources to those in need
EDUCATION & AWARENESS
Educating the community on heart healthy diets and lifestyles
Grassroots fundraising efforts to meet the needs of our communities and partnerships with international organizations focused on the prevention, education and research of heart disease
“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do”