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Teresa Heinz Kerry

Wife of Senator John Kerry, Breast Cancer Survivor

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Teresa Heinz Kerry Biography

In 1966, Teresa married her college sweetheart, Republican Senator Henry John Heinz III of Pennsylvania, with whom she has three sons. Shortly after celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary in 1991, Senator Heinz was killed in a helicopter crash.

After her husband's death, Teresa turned down offers to seek election to her husband's Senate seat. She instead became heir to the Heinz Ketchup fortune and chairman of The Howard Heinz Endowment and the Heinz Family Philanthropies, one of the nation's large private foundations. Under her leadership, the foundation has helped channel money to organizations focused on health care, early childhood education and the arts. Then, in 1996, she established the Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement to educate women about pensions, savings and retirement security.

In 2003, Teresa received the Albert Schweitzer Gold Medal for Humanitarianism for her work to protect the environment and promote health care and education around the world.

Teresa was first introduced to her second husband, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, by Senator Heinz at an Earth Day rally in 1990. In 1992, she met Kerry again at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. The couple wed in Nantucket, Massachusetts in 1995. Years later, in 2004, Teresa supported her husband during his campaign for the U.S. presidency, which he lost to President George W. Bush.

Teresa made news by sharing viewpoints and experiences in a candid, forthright fashion that defied traditional expectations over how a potential first lady should express her opinions. She was also noted to have been dubbed "Dr. T" by associates due to her health-consciousness and the advice she would give to Kerry and friends.

Teresa Heinz Kerry was diagnosed with breast cancer in September of 2009. After asking questions of her physician and exploring what options were available to her, she received treatment later that year, undergoing a series of lumpectomies and eventually being given a cancer-free bill of health. She was public about the experience, doing an interview with Robin Roberts of Good Morning America, to encourage women to receive mammograms and promote awareness of the disease.

Kerry was eventually confirmed in January of 2013 to be the U.S. secretary of state under President Barack Obama's administration. Later that year, on July 7, Teresa fell ill, allegedly suffering a seizure while staying at a family vacation home. She was taken to Nantucket Cottage Hospital where her condition was upgraded to fair by the following morning.

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    Speaking fees for Teresa Heinz Kerry, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Teresa Heinz Kerry are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Teresa Heinz Kerry, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Teresa Heinz Kerry speak about?

    Teresa Heinz Kerry is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Cancer Speakers, Health and Wellness, Inspirational Speakers, Leadership Speakers, Women In Leadership, Women in Society, Women's Health, Women's Issues.
  • Where does Teresa Heinz Kerry travel from?

    Teresa Heinz Kerry generally travels from Washington, DC, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Teresa Heinz Kerry’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Teresa Heinz Kerry for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Teresa Heinz Kerry for your next private or corporate function.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Teresa Heinz Kerry or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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Teresa Heinz Kerry Biography

In 1966, Teresa married her college sweetheart, Republican Senator Henry John Heinz III of Pennsylvania, with whom she has three sons. Shortly after celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary in 1991, Senator Heinz was killed in a helicopter crash.

After her husband's death, Teresa turned down offers to seek election to her husband's Senate seat. She instead became heir to the Heinz Ketchup fortune and chairman of The Howard Heinz Endowment and the Heinz Family Philanthropies, one of the nation's large private foundations. Under her leadership, the foundation has helped channel money to organizations focused on health care, early childhood education and the arts. Then, in 1996, she established the Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement to educate women about pensions, savings and retirement security.

In 2003, Teresa received the Albert Schweitzer Gold Medal for Humanitarianism for her work to protect the environment and promote health care and education around the world.

Teresa was first introduced to her second husband, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, by Senator Heinz at an Earth Day rally in 1990. In 1992, she met Kerry again at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. The couple wed in Nantucket, Massachusetts in 1995. Years later, in 2004, Teresa supported her husband during his campaign for the U.S. presidency, which he lost to President George W. Bush.

Teresa made news by sharing viewpoints and experiences in a candid, forthright fashion that defied traditional expectations over how a potential first lady should express her opinions. She was also noted to have been dubbed "Dr. T" by associates due to her health-consciousness and the advice she would give to Kerry and friends.

Teresa Heinz Kerry was diagnosed with breast cancer in September of 2009. After asking questions of her physician and exploring what options were available to her, she received treatment later that year, undergoing a series of lumpectomies and eventually being given a cancer-free bill of health. She was public about the experience, doing an interview with Robin Roberts of Good Morning America, to encourage women to receive mammograms and promote awareness of the disease.

Kerry was eventually confirmed in January of 2013 to be the U.S. secretary of state under President Barack Obama's administration. Later that year, on July 7, Teresa fell ill, allegedly suffering a seizure while staying at a family vacation home. She was taken to Nantucket Cottage Hospital where her condition was upgraded to fair by the following morning.

Teresa Heinz Kerry Videos

  • Mothers Day Message from Teresa Heinz 2008 - YouTube
  • 2004 DemConvention Speeches: Teresa Heinz Kerry - YouTube

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  • How do I book Teresa Heinz Kerry to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Teresa Heinz Kerry for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Teresa Heinz Kerry, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Teresa Heinz Kerry or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Teresa Heinz Kerry

    Speaking fees for Teresa Heinz Kerry, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Teresa Heinz Kerry are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Teresa Heinz Kerry, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Teresa Heinz Kerry speak about?

    Teresa Heinz Kerry is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Cancer Speakers, Health and Wellness, Inspirational Speakers, Leadership Speakers, Women In Leadership, Women in Society, Women's Health, Women's Issues.
  • Where does Teresa Heinz Kerry travel from?

    Teresa Heinz Kerry generally travels from Washington, DC, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Teresa Heinz Kerry’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Teresa Heinz Kerry for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Teresa Heinz Kerry for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Teresa Heinz Kerry or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Teresa Heinz Kerry is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Teresa Heinz Kerry for your event is available upon request. Teresa Heinz Kerry generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are T.J. Hills, Patricia Arquette, Shree Bose, Jan Ping and Shannon Miller. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Teresa Heinz Kerry for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • Mothers Day Message from Teresa Heinz 2008 - YouTube
    2004 DemConvention Speeches: Teresa Heinz Kerry - YouTube

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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