Go Red for Women Luncheon celebrates year-round efforts
Heart disease is not just a man’s disease. It is the number one killer of women. One in three women dies of heart disease and stroke. That’s more than all forms of cancer combined. Go Red for Women brings women together to empower each other in the fight against heart disease.
“Our goal today is that you help us break the silence and help change the devastating impact heart disease is having on our families, our communities and on women in particular,” said Go Red for Women Chairwoman Jennifer Keida, Chief Operating Officer of Standard Insulating Co. “One in three. That’s the price women pay for cardiovascular disease. One in three women will die of cardiovascular disease. That’s a third of our mothers, sisters and friends. It’s time to change this fact.”
This year’s luncheon recognized the annual Go Red Survivor Class. The class features four local women who are survivors of heart disease and stroke. Survivor Class members include Donna DeArmond, Melanie DeFazio, Katie Manella, Angel Woolheater, and Cheryl Murdock. Murdock is a heart transplant survivor. She shared the story of meeting her donor’s family and the gift of her new heart.
Go Red for Women is nationally sponsored by CVS Health and locally sponsored by First Source Federal Credit Union, MVHS, Standard Insulating Co., Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Gilroy Kernan and Gilroy, Northwestern Mutual Insurance, Lite 98.7, and Professional Media Services.