After nearly two years away from in person events, today the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, brought the Syracuse Go Red for Women® Celebration back to our community.
This signature event featured a new look this year to help participants Go Red safely. The celebration had an open flow timeframe and design to allow for social distancing while providing the inspiration and powerful stories that have been a hallmark of the annual celebration.
“The fight to end heart disease and stroke in women is relentless, and since the last in-person luncheon event in October of 2019, the American Heart Association has remained committed to raising awareness of the No. 1 killer of women – cardiovascular disease – and funding lifesaving research for women’s heart health,” said Syracuse Go Red for Women chairwoman Kristin Rubino, of OptumRX. “According to the American Heart Association, heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases take the lives of more women than all forms of cancer combined.”
“It’s not just about wearing red. It’s not just about sharing heart-health facts. It’s about all women standing together with Go Red for Women — because 1 in 3 women die from cardiovascular diseases and losing even one woman is too many,” said Rubino.
“There’s something about the energy that builds when we meet in person for this movement and we’re so happy to be being able to see one another and continue raising funds for this worthy cause.” said Rubino.
Since 2004, Go Red for Women has had a profound impact on women’s health. As the trusted, passionate, and relevant force to eradicate heart disease and stroke, through the Go Red for Women movement, the American Heart Association remains steadfast and committed to meeting the comprehensive health needs of women — at every life stage.
The Go Red for Women movement is designed to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for women in the United States, as well as generate funds for lifesaving cardiovascular research for women.
Go Red for Women is nationally sponsored by CVS Health and locally sponsored by St. Joseph’s Health; Kinney Drugs Foundation; National Grid; Stickley, Audi and Co.; and media sponsors 93Q, Eagle Newspapers, NBC3/CBS5/CW6/CNYCentral.com, and Syracuse Woman Magazine.
For more information on the Syracuse Go Red for Women movement, visit http://syracusegored.heart.org.