The American Heart Association recently announced that Aliya F. Browne, M.Div., D.O., FACC, principal owner of Designed 4 Wellness and Eileen Cardile, MS, RN, CNA, chair of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association South-Central New Jersey Regional Board of Directors, will serve as co-chairs of the 16th Annual Garden State Go Red For Women Luncheon scheduled for Friday, May 11, 2018 at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, NJ.
The Go Red For Women Luncheon is one of the premier women’s events in New Jersey focusing on cardiovascular health and wellness in women. As a cornerstone piece of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement, this social-educational event focuses attention on uniting women to prevent or survive the No. 1 and No. 5 killers of women – heart disease and stroke. Nationally sponsored by Macy’s and CVS Health, this vibrant movement inspires women to make lifestyle changes, mobilize communities and shape policies to save lives.
Browne and Cardile bring passion and great leadership to the Go Red For Women Luncheon and are dedicated to partnering together with the American Heart Association to engage local business and community leaders in empowering women to get informed about the risks of heart disease and stroke and to make healthy lifestyle changes.
Browne is a board certified clinical cardiologist, a licensed minister, and the principal owner of Designed 4 Wellness in Pennington, NJ. She received her bachelor’s degree from Temple University and attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine /New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, NY, where she received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. She is also a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, obtaining a Master of Divinity.
Browne currently serves on the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association South-Central New Jersey Regional Board of Directors. She was a recipient of the Network Journal Magazine’s “40 Under Forty Award” in 2005. She received the Distinguished Communications Award from the American Heart Association 2010-2011 year, as well as the American Heart Association Women of Distinction award in the healthcare category for the 2011-2012 year.
“I’m excited to lead the Garden State Go Red For Women Luncheon to help raise awareness for the women who are affected by heart disease and stroke every day,” said Dr. Browne. “We can empower and educate women throughout the Garden State to make healthy changes, take charge of their health and help others learn the signs of heart disease and stroke.”
Cardile currently serves as chair of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association South-Central New Jersey Regional Board of Directors and is on the Board of Trustees at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. As retired executive vice president of Inspira Health Network and president and CEO of Underwood-Memorial Health System, she has been a leader in clinical cardio and surgical intensive care units in large academic medical centers and community-based health care systems.
Cardile has also served as a clinical educator for critical care nursing in several academic programs and is an advocate for the prevention of heart disease and stroke, supporting community advocacy through education and funding opportunities.
“The Garden State Go Red For Women Luncheon has helped women in New Jersey take action and lead healthier lives for the past 16 years,” stated Cardile. “I hope to continue that tradition of empowering New Jersey women to lead the way for healthier families, taking steps to prevent heart disease and stroke.”
Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. Heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women – more than all cancers combined. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Women who Go Red live healthier lives.
The Go Red For Women Luncheon raises funds to support this lifesaving movement, supporting cutting-edge research, community programs and professional education focused on cardiovascular health.
For more information, sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets, contact the American Heart Association at 609.208.0020 or visit GardenStateGoRedLuncheon.Heart.org.