Laurie Balla

Mrs. Midwest International 2018


I support Go Red for Women in Several Ways.  I am active in my local area, serving on two passion committees to produce huge Go Red for Women Luncheons.

The Warning Signs of Heart Disease

According to the American Heart Association,

Symptoms Vary Between Men and Women

As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, and back or jaw pain. Learn about the warning signs of heart attack in women.


One of my hobbies is cooking and I love to work with traditional comfort foods and put a healthier spin on them.  Click here to see the recipes!


I have created several videos in support of GoRed events as well as recipe videos!  Click here to view them!