American Heart Association’s “Go Red York County Event” Aims to Inspire, Educate Women about Their Leading Threat

Heart Disease Survivor Monica Salamone will share her story at this 12th annual event to benefit the American Heart Association.

The 12th annual Go Red For Women event for York County is scheduled for Wednesday, December 7th at the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport. This American Heart Association (AHA) event is focused on raising the awareness of cardiovascular diseases and stroke in women as well as educating the attendees on how to prevent these leading health threats.


Maine survivor Monica Salamone will share her story of surviving a major cardiac event shortly after giving birth to her second child. Monica is one of this year’s Maine Go Red Spokeswomen, one of six women selected to represent the Go Red For Women campaign throughout Maine.


Eric Andrews, Chief Banking Officer at Gorham Savings Bank, is the 2016 Event Chairman and has a goal to raise $50,000 and to have 160 attendees at this event. Registration and the silent auction will begin at 4:30 p.m. with educational break-out sessions starting at 5:15 p.m. The dinner and live auction will take place later that evening starting at 6:15 p.m.


The 2016 Crystal Heart Honoree is Patsy Aprile, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Southern Maine Health Care. She is a senior healthcare leader who works collaboratively with physicians, staff at all levels and boards of trustees to achieve health care objectives for the York County community. Aprile currently serves on the Board of Directors for Home Health Visiting Nurses and the Board of Directors for Allied Health Resources. She has dedicated her volunteer time to the Go Red York County Event in 2012 and has served as the campaign Chair for the York County United Way in 2013.


The 2016 Go Red York County sponsors include Bangor Savings Bank, Gorham Savings Bank , Kennebunk Savings, Southern Maine Health Care, Stonewall Kitchen and The Weekly Sentinel. Event volunteers include: Dwyer Vessey, Kimberly LaChance with Goodall Hospital, Lisa Randall with Kennebunk Savings, Dan Colby with Biddeford Savings, Heather Gendron with Bangor Savings Bank, Brenda Keene with Sanford Institute for Savings, Holly Pepin and Dave Moravick with Gorham Savings Bank, Audrey Matthews, and Paulette Millette.


To purchase tickets ($85 per person) or for more information on a corporate sponsorship which would include guest seating, please visit: or call the AHA’s Maine office at: (207) 289-2388.


Leave a Comment