Heidi Ducato is Mrs. Oklahoma International 2010. Her platform is the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement and she will be promoting that around the state and, around the world should she be selected as Mrs. International 2010.She is extremely passionate about her platform. It has brought the obvious negatives of her aunt’s heart attack(s) and her fightread the rest
Heidi Ducato is Mrs. Oklahoma International 2010. Her platform is the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement and she will be promoting that around the state and, around the world should she be selected as Mrs. International 2010.She is extremely passionate about her platform. It has brought the obvious negatives of her aunt’s heart attack(s) and her fight against heart disease, but, it has also brought some truly wonderful experiences too. Through her aunt, and a mutual friend, she had the opportunity to meet Tony, her husband, and his darling son, Nicholas. Through a negative situation of her aunt having a heart attack and with the decision to stay and help with her recovery, Heidi was able to experience a storybook romance with an awesome man and create a blended family with her stepson who is absolutely adorable and will truly melt your heart!
Heidi’s first priority is to create a happy and healthy home for “her boys”. She has found a new outlook on life to what a true partnership means in love and marriage, as well as experience the joys and challenges of being a blended family. It is, yet, another door that God has opened for her to experience, embrace, and encourage others within the blended family community. Heidi is a contributing writer for Stepmom magazine and finds it important to increase awareness of education and resources for the modern world of blended families.
Heidi is also known as the “Stylish Stepmom”. She continues to build her brand, as well as be the “go to” source for fashion, tips, tricks, and trends. Heidi truly believes in the “Shop Local” campaign, especially during the ever-changing economy, and wants to focus her efforts on promoting local retailers/businesses within her community. Heidi has, recently, partnered with 918moms.com and Girlfriends 2.0 in creating a monthly networking event for women. She believes it’s important to empower and support women in business. You can find her Stylish Stepmom segments on KOTV/News on 6 in Tulsa. Her secret dream is to host her own fashion/shopping TV show, as well as own a boutique.
Heidi isn’t about facts and stats other than the most important one which is 1 in 3 women will die of heart disease. Heidi’s goal is to share her own personal story to create awareness that heart disease is the number one killer in women and the warning signs are not the stereotypical symptoms that you may think they are. She was not educated in the warning signs and she witnessed her aunt having a heart attack and didn’t know it. She lives with that every day. If Heidi didn’t know what was happening, then there are other people that don’t have the information either. In addition to creating general awareness about the signs and symptoms, Heidi would like to tackle the tough question of why women are under diagnosed in the medical world, as well as open the door to the families/friends of people that live with heart disease. Everyone suffers from this disease. It’s not just THE person with heart disease. Their friends and families suffer more with the emotional side of the disease and they deserve support too.read less