Go Red For Women Luncheon to Support Am. Heart Association

Posted Feb 2nd, 2009 by Sonya Thomas  Category: Events, Toledo.com


Friday, Feb. 6 is National Wear Red Day and a perfect excuse for 500 women (and a few men) to get gussied-up in their favorite red outfit to support the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Luncheon. The event, which features Zonya Foco, an inspirational speaker, author, television host and guest presenter on “Oprah & Bob Green’s Best Life Tour, will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons.

Media personality, Shenikwa Stratford, will emcee the fun filled, awareness event that alerts women about their No. 1 killer – – heart disease. Tickets are $50 per person and proceeds will be earmarked for education and research projects for women.

Jacqueline Isherwood, senior director for the Northwest Ohio division of the American Heart Association, said the Go Red For Women Luncheon is designed to be a fun, life-affirming experience. “The women and men that attend will receive resources, life-changing education, inspirational stories and hope. Our ultimate goal is to empower everyone so they can live longer, stronger, healthier lives,” she added.

Luncheon highlights will include:
500 red-clad women (red is the signature color of the Go Red For Women campaign);
Interactive presentations, vendor tables and displays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.;
Goodie bags;
Survivor stories;
Sisterhood Networking Reception with corporate, medical, financial, academic, and social communities; and a
Heart-healthy gourmet luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Keynote address by Zonya Foco at 12:30 a.m.

This premiere community event is sponsored nationally by Macy’s and Merck. Local media partners include The Blade, NBC-24, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Healthy Living News, and WRVF-FM.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call the American Heart Association at (419) 740-6181 or visit americanheart.org.

About Go Red For Women
Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s nationwide movement that celebrates the energy passion and power we have as women to band together and wipe out heart disease.
Thanks to the participation of millions of people across the country, the color red and the Red Dress have become linked with the ability all women have to improve their heart health and live stronger, longer lives. The movement gives women tips and information on healthy eating, exercise and risk factor reduction, such as smoking cessation, weight maintenance, and blood pressure control and blood cholesterol management. To learn more, call 1-888-MY-HEART or visit www.goredforwomen.org.

About the American Heart Association
Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association today is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke.  These diseases, America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers, and all other cardiovascular diseases claim nearly 870,000 lives a year.  In fiscal year 2006–07 the association invested more than $554 million in research, professional and public education, advocacy and community service programs to help all Americans live longer, healthier lives. To learn more, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org.

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