Greater Hartford connects at signature event to support heart disease and stroke fundraiser

Hartford Go Red for Women Luncheon led by Haley Sofiane Chief Operating Officer of CareCentrix®

The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, announces it will host its eighteenth annual Greater Hartford Go Red for Women Luncheon on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at the Connecticut Convention Center.  The event will be chaired by Haley Sofiane, Chief Operating Officer, CareCentrix.

Haley Sofiane, Center with CareCentrix staff and guests at the 2022 Greater Hartford Go Red for Women Luncheon

The Go Red for Women Luncheon is designed to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for women in the United States, as well as generate funds for lifesaving cardiovascular research for women. This signature women focused event will feature a keynote speaker, inspirational survivor, silent auction and a heart healthy lunch.

“I am honored and privileged to Chair the 2023 Greater Hartford Go Red for Women event,” said Haley Sofiane, COO CareCentrix and Chair of the 2023 Hartford Go Red for Women Luncheon. “As a working mother balancing many priorities, raising awareness of cardiovascular disease factors, and ways to address them to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke is key for me, my friends and colleagues.”

Since 2004, Go Red for Women has had a profound impact on women’s health. As the trusted, passionate, and relevant force to eradicate heart disease and stroke, through the Go Red for Women movement, the American Heart Association remains steadfast and committed to meeting the comprehensive health needs of women — at every life stage.

“I am so grateful to Haley for her commitment to the heart health of our Connecticut communities both as a Board Member and Go Red for Women Luncheon Chair,” said Leigh Pechillo, Go Red for Women Director and heart survivor. “As a sudden cardiac arrest survivor, I know that heart disease and stroke can affect a woman at any age, making it vital for all women to understand their personal risk factors. With Haley’s direction, we will be able to provide necessary educational information and fund imperative research to support women’s heart health.”

Go Red for Women is nationally sponsored by CVS Health and the Greater Hartford luncheon is locally sponsored by CareCentrix. For more information and to register to attend the Go Red for Women Luncheon, contact Leigh Pechillo, 203-303-3337, or visit,