Tickets Available for Go Red For Women Luncheon November 9th


Tickets are still available for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Luncheon on Thursday, November 9th at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie. Email Danielle Schuka, Go Red For Women Director, at for sponsor or volunteer information. Tickets are $125 each and table sponsorships are still available.

Go Red For Women Luncheon tickets may be purchased online at or by calling the American Heart Association at 845-867-5379.


One of TV’s most respected medical journalists, Dr. Max Gomez, will moderate the keynote health panel discussion with local health experts. Gomez has produced award-winning health and science segments for network stations in New York and Philadelphia. “Dr. Max” has reported for Dateline, Today Show and 48 Hours. Over more than three decades, he’s earned nine Emmy Awards, three NY State Broadcaster’s Association awards and UPI’s “Best Documentary” award. Dr. Gomez has served on the national board of directors for the American Heart Association.

Dr. Max Gomez

The local panel of health experts includes cardiologist Sarah Levin, MD, FACC; nutritionist, Roufia Payman, DT, CDN; Certified Grief Therapist, Shelley Tatelbaum, M.S.; and personal trainer, Kelly Mills, CPT.

The Go Red For Women event includes educational breakout sessions, a health and wellness expo, and “PURSEonality,” a unique auction featuring sophisticated handbags, wallets, and other exclusive items donated from local women “celebs.” Each handbag contains items which reflect the personal styles and passions of the donor. Other items including Broadway Show tickets, signed memorabilia and more will be featured in the silent auction.

The 12 participants in the BetterU Challenge, sponsored by Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, will also be celebrated at the event. Participants have been blogging about their healthy lifestyle challenge experience at

BetterU’s message is that more than 80% of coronary events in women may be prevented with simple lifestyle changes. Prevention is h

Denise George

indered by the fact that many women don’t realize that heart disease is the number one killer of women—more than all cancers combined. The Go Red For Women campaign goal is to close this knowledge gap and provide women with tools, resources and inspiration to build a healthier life.

Go Red For Women is sponsored nationally by Macy’s and CVS, and locally by Signature Sponsors, The Heart Center, Vassar Brothers Medical Center, and Northern Dutchess Hospital. Additional sponsors include Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation, Gold’s Gym, the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, The Grandview, Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, and media sponsors, the Poughkeepsie Journal, Hudson Valley Magazine, and Q92. Denise George is serving as Luncheon Chair.

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