Long Islanders Invited To Fifteenth Annual Long Island American Heart Association “Go Red For Women” Luncheon

It’s that time of year again.  Men and women from across Long Island will be getting all of their red outfits and accessories ready for the American Heart Association’s 15th Annual Long Island Go Red For Women Luncheon.  Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 killers of Long Island women. For more than a decade, women have been fighting heart disease individually and together as part of the Go Red For Women movement. Cardiovascular diseases cause one in three women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute.

Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease & stroke. An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by cardiovascular diseases. When you get involved in supporting Go Red For Women by advocating, fundraising and sharing your story, more lives are saved. The Long Island American Heart Association’s 15th Annual Go Red For Women Luncheon on Wednesday, February 11, 2016 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.  The 2016 American Heart Association Go Red For Women Luncheon is nationally sponsored by Macy’s. Northwell Health is the Presenting Go Red For Women Sponsor.

The American Heart Association’s 15th Annual Go Red For Women Luncheon combines an elegant luncheon reception, silent auction, networking opportunities and moving Long Island female survivor stories.  The Long Island Go Red For Women Luncheon will again feature educational breakout sessions presented by recognized and credentialed healthcare professionals, providing women with information, resources and hope to take action and live a longer, stronger life.  This year’s workshops include “Prevent Aging of Your Heart” For prevention of hypertension, hyperlipidemia and congestive heart failure. Presented by Premier Cardiology, “What happens when the cause of stroke can’t be identified? Are you at risk for a second stroke?” Presented by Leigh Ann Hutchinson and “Healthcare Delivery and You:  Making Sense of a Landscape in Constant Change” Presented by Northwell Health.

This year’s Luncheon will honor Linda Ressa, Sales Manager, New Construction Specialist, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and Community Honoree-Premier Cardiology. The honorees are committed to raising support and creating awareness about heart disease and stroke especially, as it pertains to women.  Michelle Schmitt, Partner in the Real Estate Group at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP. is chair of the luncheon. Leanna Karlson, Co-host of the Morning Show with Steve & Leeana on K98.3 will emcee the event.

The American Heart Association Go Red For Women Luncheon is attended by both women and men from business, health, education, local and state government.  Local media sponsors include, WBAB, WBLI and Connoisseur Media.  Take charge of your cardiovascular health by attending the 2016 Long Island American Heart Association Go Red For Women Luncheon on Thursday, February 11, 2016.  For information about sponsorship opportunities, ticket or table reservations, or other questions, call the American Heart Association at (516) 962-0805 or visit longislandgoredluncheon.ahaevents.org.

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