The American Heart Association’s annual Go Red for Women luncheon in Providence highlights the fight against the No. 1 killer of women — heart disease
WHO: The American Heart Association’s signature women’s initiative, Go Red for Women, is a comprehensive movement to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally.
Hear from the 2019 Go Red For Women Chair, Lisa Abbott, SVP of Human Resources and Community Affairs at Lifespan Corporation, about her passion for empowering women’s wellbeing and wanting to be part of driving the Go Red movement as we strive together for a healthier community. Be relentless in support of women’s health!
WHAT: The Go Red for Women luncheon is a cornerstone event of the movement that engages and inspires women to take charge of their heart health, so they can live longer, healthier lives.
WHEN: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Festival of Red 10:30 a.m.
Free health screening and Macy’s Beauty Bar
Cooking Demos and Health Screenings
Sample healthy foods from some of RI’s best local restaurants
De-stress with a chair massage
Capture the moment with the “Roving Photobooth”
12:00 p.m. – Heart Healthy Luncheon and learn about the 2019 Class of Heart2Heart Storytellers and why their message is important for your health.
WHERE: Rhode Island Convention Center
1 Sabin Street Providence, Rhode Island, 02903
HOW: Tickets for the Southern New England Go Red for Women luncheon program are $125 and are payable in advance. To purchase tickets and for more information, please call Go Red Director Michelle Clark at 401-228-2322 or visit snegoredluncheon.heart.org Guests can participate in a free health screening and healthy cooking demonstrations beginning at 10:30 a.m. The ticketed heart-healthy luncheon and program begins with the stories of local women affected personally by heart disease or stroke. The Southern New England Go Red for Women luncheon is chaired by Lisa M. Abbott, MBA, SPHR, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Community Affairs Lifespan Corporation. It’s sponsored nationally by CVS Health and locally by Lifespan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Fidelity Investments, AWE, NTT Data, Amica, KPMG, Citrin Cooperman, Tufts Health Plan, Marsh & McLennan Agency, Bank Newport, Willis Towers Watson, Robinson & Cole, Gallagher, Accenture, Amgen, Nixon Peabody LLP, Beacon Mutual, Bryant Executive Development, Toray Plastics, Customers Bank, AON, FTI Consulting, SRG, IGT and Peregrine Group.
WHY: While nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented through education and lifestyle changes, cardiovascular diseases continue to be the leading cause of death in women, claiming the lives of one in three women. Each year more women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. It’s time to change this fact. It’s time to be demanding when it comes to women’s heart health and ask others to do the same.
To continue to raise awareness and empower women to make heart health a priority, Go Red for Women invites Southern New England to participate in National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 1, 2019.
About Go Red for Women
The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® movement is the trusted, passionate, relevant force for change to end heart disease and stroke in women all over the world. While nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, claiming the lives of 1 in 3 women. For 15 years, Go Red for Women has provided a platform for women to come together, raise awareness, fund life-saving research, advocate for change and improve the lives of all women everywhere. The American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement is nationally sponsored by CVS Health, with additional support from national cause supporters. Connect with us on GoRedforWomen.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-888-MY-HEART (1- 888-694-3278).
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a leading force for a world of longer, healthier lives. With nearly a century of lifesaving work, the Dallas-based association is dedicated to ensuring equitable health for all. We are a trustworthy source empowering people to improve their heart health, brain health and well-being. We collaborate with numerous organizations and millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, advocate for stronger public health policies, and share lifesaving resources and information. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.