The American Heart Association is excited to announce that Leeana Karlson, Co-host of the Morning Show with Steve & Leeana on K98.3 every weekday will emcee this year’s Long Island Go Red For Women Luncheon. The Luncheon will be taking place on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at thye crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.
Leeana was born and raised on Long Island and has been in radio since 2002 where she began her career as a Night Show producer for WPTY/Party 105.3FM. She quickly excelled and was on-air in no time, co-hosting the station’s Morning Show. Leeana initially went to Suffolk County Community College to study photography, then Stony Brook University to study Italian-American history before getting in to radio.
When Leeana’s not on the air she spends time involving herself in advocating for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She also recently volunteered her time, alongside her brother, to form a bowling team for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Leeana’s passion was ignited by the birth of her nephew, who is also her godson, who has a rare genetic disorder. Leeana also enjoys running and ran her first half marathon last year at the Long Island Marathon Weekend.
Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 killers of Long Island women. Most women don’t notice the symptoms of heart disease until it’s too late. That’s why heart disease has been called the silent killer. For information about sponsorship opportunities, ticket or table reservations, or other questions, call the American Heart Association at (516) 450-9131 or visit longislandgoredluncheon.ahaevents.org.
The 2015 American Heart Association Go Red For Women Luncheon is nationally sponsored by Macy’s. The North Shore-LIJ Health System is the Cities Go Red Sponsor.