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Alexandra Wallace is a junior biochemistry major at the University of Mississippi and passionate about sharing her story and promoting heart health awareness to both the young and adults. She believes that early heart education will help children become healthier adults.
In 2016 she was named an official Heart Health Ambassador for the Texas Heart Institute in 2016. Since then, she has launched Project Heart in Mississippi and Tennessee, sharing her personal story with cardiovascular disease and promoting heart health awareness among children and adults in these states. The work Alex has done with THI and Project Heart was used as her personal platform in the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant in July of 2016 competition, and her platform – Project Heart: Keep Your Beat – was awarded third alternate for the Jean Bartel Quality of Life Award, which recognizes contestants who are committed to enhancing the quality of life of those within her community through volunteerism. In September 2017, Alex was crowned Miss Capital City 2018 and will compete for Miss Tennessee in 2018.
“My goal is that no family has to go through what my family did when we lost my dad in 2007 to cardiomyopathy.” Watch the video linked here to learn more about the work Alex has been doing as an Ambassador for THI and why it is important to her.