Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: November 9, 2011
Sen. Constance N. Johnson
Statement from Sen. Constance N. Johnson about passing of Judy Copeland
and importance of stroke education
“I am shocked and saddened by the untimely death of Judy
Copeland, General Counsel to the Governor. The times that I had
the pleasure of working with her she was very professional, open
and friendly. It's unfortunate any time someone’s life is
cut short by stroke, but it’s particularly disturbing when
it’s someone as young and healthy as she.
Judy was a vibrant, young woman at the pinnacle of her career.
Her tragic death is a reminder to all Oklahoma women of the seriousness
of heart disease and stroke. A majority of people are unaware that
heart disease is the number one killer of women in our nation with
a grandmother, mother, sister or friend dying every minute.
A bright light has been snuffed out and our hearts are heavy, but
I hope that Judy's passing will encourage other women to educate
themselves about the signs of stroke and how to prevent it."
The Oklahoma State Department of Health’s Act FAST! program
The Go Red for Women Campaign www.GoRedForWomen.org
For more information, contact:
Sen. Johnson: (405) 521-5531