Upper Valley Go Red for Women Luncheon will Empower and Educate Women

The Upper Valley Go Red for Women Luncheon will celebrate the energy, passion and courage of women who are leading the charge to end heart disease and stroke throughout New Hampshire.  The event, which is scheduled for Friday, February 7, 2020 at the Hanover Inn, will include networking, educational sessions and a panel discussion on heart health.

Cardiovascular diseases kill about one woman every 80 seconds, but the good news is about 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be prevented. The Upper Valley Go Red for Women Luncheon keynote speaker, Sally Kraft, MD, MPH, is the Vice President for Population Health at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health. Dr. Kraft will offer insights on population health initiatives and how we can expand current cardiovascular care to encompass population health mandates. The morning will include two breakout sessions, one on peripheral arterial disease and another that will be sharing tips on how to enhance your heart with a healthy lifestyle. There will also be a Q&A panel discussion featuring female cardiovascular medicine providers.

Go Red for Women, nationally sponsored by CVS Health, is the American Heart Association’s national movement which advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health. The Upper Valley Go Red for Women Luncheon is locally sponsored by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire, Ledyard National Bank, Mascoma Bank, The BaySon Company, and Dartmouth College, with media sponsors, Great Eastern Radio and Local 22 and Local 44.

The Go Red for Women movement has inspired women to be unstoppable. Together, we can inspire our mothers, sisters, friends and even ourselves to make lifestyle changes, mobilize communities and shape policies to save lives.  Since Go Red for Women began in 2004, over 1.5 million women have joined the life-saving movement.  Of those who have joined, 90 percent of women have made at least one healthy behavior change, and about 293 fewer women in the U.S. die from heart disease and stroke each day.

For more information, sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets, contact the American Heart Association at (603) 263-8328 or visit UpperValleyGoRedLuncheon.heart.org.

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