AHA set to host Go Red for Women forum and luncheonFebruary 6, 2012
HARTFORD, Conn The American Heart Association will host its seventh annual North Central Connecticut Go Red for Women Educational Forum and Luncheon on March 2. More than 600 women and men are expected to attend the luncheon taking place at the Connecticut Convention Center.
The benefit luncheon will kick off with registration at 9:30 a.m. followed by educational breakout sessions presented by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and Codivian Surgical Solutions, inspiring local survivor stories and educational keynote speaker, Emme.
Best known as a supermodel, television personality, lecturer, and author, she is also nationally recognized as a women’s advocate for positive body self image and self esteem. Emme has also been twice chosen as People magazine’s, “One of the 50 Most Beautiful People,” a Glamour magazine “Woman of the Year,” Ladies’ Home Journal’s one of the “Most Important Women in America” and one of the “Most Fascinating Women of the Year” and Biography magazine’s “25 Most Influential Women.”
Today, one in three females in the United States has some form of cardiovascular disease, but only 21 percent of women view heart disease as a health threat. And although cardiovascular disease claims the lives of more than 460,000 women nationally each year causing almost one death per minute it is preventable through education and research. The Go Red for Women luncheon is designed to empower women with the information, education and awareness needed to help reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke.
Assisting in the corporate and community leadership role of the Go Red Luncheon is Craig K. MacCormac, vice president, Treaty Business Development, Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. MacCormac serves as the 2012 event chair and will provide recruitment for the fund-raising event to benefit Connecticut residents, survivors and the corporate community in this significant initiative.
The Go Red for Women movement challenges women to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk.
Furthermore, the movement plays a leading role in providing women with the tools they need to lead heart-healthy lives. Since its inception in 2004, close to 1.2 million women have signed up for the Go Red for Women Movement and statistics show that 96 percent of women registered achieved at least one health behavior change.
Women from all walks of life are encouraged to attend the Go Red for Women Luncheon and learn how to take charge of their heart health.
For more information on sponsorship, or to purchase tickets, call Carrie McMahon at (203) 303-3300 or visit the Go Red website at www.heart.org/hartfordgoredluncheon