More than 470 local women and men, many of them professionals with area businesses, packed the room at Daniele’s Banquet Specialists in New Hartford on Wednesday, May 6thto help fight heart disease in women. The event raised more than $112,400 for the Go Red For Women campaign. Today’s luncheon was sponsored nationally by Macy’s, along with local signature sponsor First Source Federal Credit Union.
This year’s luncheon honored former Passion Speaker Chrissie Hughes. Chrissie survived multiple strokes and open heart surgeries, but passed away in November from an unrelated heart problem. Her daughter, Meaghan Bahr, shared her family’s story and urged women to visit a cardiologist to find out their risk.
Before the luncheon got underway, attendees had the opportunity to attend a heart health fair to learn about stress management, cooking healthy, their personal risk of stroke and much more.
Go Red For Women is nationally sponsored by Macys, and locally sponsored by presenting sponsor First Source Federal Credit Union, and additional sponsors Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman; M&T Bank; Olivari Mediterranean Olive Oil; The Dave and Christine Zumpano Family Fund; MVHS; Gilroy, Kernan & Gilroy Insurance; The Ward Law Firm; Excellus BlueCross BlueShield; AmeriCU Credit Union; Par Technology; Revere Copper Products, Inc.; The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter; and media sponsors Lite 98.7 and New York Sash.