This Week in Houston’s Buzz: HeartLinks Impacts Houston’s Heart Health and More!

HeartLinks Impacts Houston’s Heart Health


The Health and Human Services of the Western Area of The Links, Incorporated recently hosted an awareness reception honoring their HeartLinks to Heart Health Program on Friday, January 27 at 7-9:00 pm at The Health Museum located at 1515 Binz, Houston, Texas. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and people need to be aware of what they can do to prevent it. The purpose of this event was to recognize the Texas Spring Cypress Chapter and the Missouri City Chapter of The Links, Inc. for their work with the Heart Truth and the American Heart Association; and to increase awareness of the importance of monitoring one’s own health; and to prevent heart disease, Dr. Wanda Mott-Russell, who serves as the Western Area Health and Human Services Director explained. If you would like to get more involved, you can attend an event like the 5th Annual Dr. Evelyn E. Thornton Hip Hop Healthy Heart Awareness Summit at Texas Southern University on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public. For more information about this program, please visit their website Notable attendees include: Gina Gaston-Elie, Houston City Council Member Jerry Davis, Carolyn Guess, Tyrone Willis, Lillie Fontenot, Monica Fontenot-Poindexter, Dr. Wanda Mott-Russell, Jarmese Morris, and Dr. Janice Beal.

Houston City Council Member Jerry Davis presenting proclamations to the Links  Incorporated Western area chapters.

     Jarmese Morris, Dr. Wanda Mott-Russell, Bill Russell and Lalla Morris

Pre-Super Bowl Party Benefiting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America

                                           Mr. and Mrs. Michael Alvarez

On Saturday, January 28, 2017, Shawntell McWilliams and Sippi Khurana recently hosted a VIP Shopping Experience at luxury retailers in the River Oaks District that included an exclusive VIP after-party on the rooftop of the River Oaks District – Gray House. This VIP shopping experience and VIP after-party will benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. To learn more and give to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, visit their website at

                        Stephanie Nellons-Paige and Merle Yarborough

                                        Shawntell and Keith McWilliams