Beverly Bruin-Reddic is a lead HeartSmarts ambassador for Harlem and Queens. She is a member and leader at Bethel Gospel Assembly Inc., where Dr. Bishop Carlton Brown is the Senior Pastor. To date, Beverly has taught hundreds of participants in her HeartSmarts classes. Her dedication, passion, and unique teaching style has energized her participants to change their lives through increased knowledge and healthy lifestyle changes. Beverly started an initiative called "Salad Should Taste Good," which encourages participants to eat healthy salads each day as their main course meal. Beverly has also taught HeartSmarts II Closer to Plant Based, HeartSmarts Feel the HeartBeat, and The Heart of a Man.
She obtained a Bachelor's degree from Hunter college in Communication and Social Work, is Co-Director of SWAP, CEO & Owner of B Unique Event Planning, Fashion Coordinator, crafter, loves to travel and her proudest achievement was being awarded as the first recipient of The Distinguished Mother of the Year Award, presented by Claflin University.
Today, she is most grateful for life, after surviving a recent massive heart attack that almost took her life. As "a walking miracle," as she is often referred as today, her journey has shifted to her health and teaching others about health, primarily as it relates to heart disease and its prevention. Beverly currently resides in Roosevelt, NY with her two sons Robert and Cameron
On the sunny afternoon of Monday, September 28, 2015, I suffered a massive heart attack. Through the grace and mercy that God showed me, I have made a full recovery. I am now dedicated to teaching others about heart disease and its prevention as a HeartSmarts ambassador.
As an African American woman, I am committed to making daily choices to improve my health and my heart, it is my prayer, my hope and my desire, that the hand of God, and the platform and guideline set forth to teaching the HeartSmarts program, will empower me to be an ambassador that will have something life changing to say, that will help others to make changes to do better with their health, as I walk through this great and effective door to serve.
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Under Beverly's leadership, HeartSmarts participants at Bethel Gospel Assembly Church in Harlem, NY created a HeartSmarts theme song titled "HeartSmarts Class"