Dr. Julia Becerra Bernard of Norwich University to lead 2024 Vermont Go Red for Women Luncheon in Burlington

The American Heart Association, the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, recently celebrated 99 years of lifesaving work. Leading up to its June 2024 centennial, the Association in Vermont is celebrating the Association’s accomplishments as it looks to build its next century of equitable health for all.

Dr. Julia Becerra Bernard

One signature event of the Association in Vermont has named its 2024 event chair that will drive the Association into the next century. Dr. Julia Becerra Bernard, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Norwich University, has stepped up to lead the Vermont Go Red for Women Event, which will take place on April 25th in Burlington.

Since 1924, the American Heart Association, devoted to world of healthier lives for all, has saved and improved lives, pioneered scientific discovery and advocated for healthy public policies in communities across the country. These bold moves have helped transform the nation’s health and significantly reduce heart disease and stroke death rates.

The American Heart Association’s centennial is a celebration of the lifesaving achievements and shared vision for a bold second century that will exponentially advance heart and brain health. The Association will continue to lead breakthroughs in science and technology, improve health care and advocate for federal, state and local policies that drive healthier lifestyles.

The Association was founded by six cardiologists, but the distinguished achievements of the organization for the past century are the result of more than $5 billion invested in scientific research and the passion of more than 40 million volunteers, supporters and employees.

To learn more about accomplishments in the first 100 years of the American Heart Association or how to participate in the Second Century campaign, visit heart.org/FoundersDay or contact Myranda Dewey at Myranda.Dewey@heart.org for more information.