Men and women from across Long Island will be getting their red outfits and accessories ready for the American Heart Association’s 18th annual Long Island Go Red for Women luncheon. Heart disease and stroke are the number one and number five causes of death of women. For more than a decade, women have been fighting heart disease individually and together as part of the Go Red for Women movement. Cardiovascular diseases cause one in three women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute.
Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease and stroke. An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by cardiovascular diseases. When you get involved in supporting Go Red for Women by advocating, fundraising and sharing your story, more lives are saved. The Long Island American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women luncheon will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The luncheon is nationally sponsored by CVS Health, while Bradley & Parker, Petro Home Services and Mt. Sinai/South Nassau Community Hospital serve as the Long Island Life Is Why sponsors.
The event will feature an elegant luncheon reception, silent auction, networking opportunities and moving survivor stories as well as educational breakout sessions presented by recognized and credentialed healthcare professionals, providing women with information, resources and hope to take action and live a longer, stronger life.
This year’s luncheon will honor the employees of Voxx International Corporation, Asia Lee and Stephen T. Greenberg, MD, Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology. Kathy Munsch will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.
The honorees are committed to raising support and creating awareness about heart disease and stroke especially, as it pertains to women. Maria A. Grasso, senior executive vice president, chief operating officer and corporate secretary of Flushing Financial Corporation and Flushing Bank, will chair of the luncheon. Guests will also hear from Yvonne Fleming, who was the first to receive a heart transplant at NSUH. Tamsen Fadal from PIX 11 will emcee the event.
The American Heart Association Go Red for Women Luncheon is attended by both women and men from business, health, education, local and state government. Local media sponsors include PIX 11, Long Island Business News, Cox Media and Connoisseur Media.
For information about sponsorship opportunities, ticket or table reservations or other questions, visit www.longislandgoredluncheon.heart.org.
—Submitted by the
American Heart Association