I had the chance to do an interview about the pageant and my platform The American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Campaign. Here are some of the notes that were posted on their website.
(12-16-08) Mrs. International Winner
(Spencer, IA)--A Spencer woman has been named Mrs. Iowa International. Valerie Whitehead says she was at a sprint triathlon and was running along side of a 72-year-old man who said to her "isn't it great we are all doing something so healthy for our hearts when it sort of clicked for her concerning Mrs. International." Whitehead's platform is the Go Red for Women campaign which is a part of Mrs. International. Whitehead says she will be speaking locally and statewide to spread awareness. The Mrs. International Pageant takes place July 17th and 18th in Chicago.