Long Islanders Invited To Fourteenth 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 14th Annual Long Island Go Red For Women Luncheon.  Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 4 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 14th Annual Go Red For Women Luncheon on Thursday, February 11, 2015 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.  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.

The American Heart Association’s 14th 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 “It’s Not You, It’s Your Genes! Functional Medicine for the Heart.” Presented by Dr. Regina Druz; “Nutrition Session” Presented by Sotiria Everett, RD from the North Shore-LIJ Health System and “Mindfulness and Other Tools to Manage Stress”  Presented by Deb McElligott, NP from the NSLIJ health system.

This year’s Luncheon will honor Howard Stein, Senior Managing Partner of the Real Estate Practice Group, Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP and Deborah K. Richman, President and CEO DKUSA, Ltd. 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.  Teresa Evans, Executive Director, Human Resources, CHL Mortgage a division of Freedom Mortgage is chair of the luncheon and Dr. Jean Cacciabaudo, Chief of Cardiology at Southside Hospital and Dr. Stacey Rosen, V.P. Katz Institute For Women’s Health are the Medical Co-Chairs.  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 2015 Long Island American Heart Association Go Red For Women Luncheon on Thursday, February 11, 2015.  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.


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