The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, announced its plans for the 2022 Vermont Go Red for Women® Event. This Association signature event will be held on April 6th at the Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain.
Julie Braun, Corporate Retirement Director, Vice President, Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management is the Chair of the Go Red for Women campaign in Vermont. “I am thrilled to lead the Go Red for Women event this year and help to educate more Vermont women about the warning signs of heart disease and stroke, and to support the important research of the American Heart Association happening right here in our state,” said Braun.
“Having always been super healthy, having a heart attack while pregnant with my daughter was something that was never on my radar. I support Go Red for Women for my daughter and all the daughters, sisters, and mothers who are at risk for heart disease – the leading cause of death for women.”
The Go Red for Women event is designed to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease in women, as well as generate funds for lifesaving heart disease and stroke research. The program, hosted by Mary Cenci of Star 92.9 and Lauren Maloney of Local 22 and Local 44, will feature inspiring survivor stories, heart disease and stroke education, and an exciting silent auction.
“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 Braun.
Braun and her Go Red for Women Executive Leadership Team have set a goal to raise $57,000 to support the Association’s lifesaving work. The Executive Leadership Team includes the event’s Co-Chair, Sarah Larson, Owner and CFO, Otter Creek Awnings and the following members: Elisabeth “Lisa” Harris, Chief People Officer, Vermont Energy Investment Corp; Deb Loughlin, Director Business Development and Marketing, Employee Benefits Practice, The Richards Group; Megan Peek, Director of Community Relations and Health Promotion, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont; Kathryn Towle, MS, CPA, Director Of Finance and Accounting, NG Advantage LLC; and Cynthia Turner, VP of HR, Vermont Federal Credit Union.
Go Red for Women launched in 2004 to empower women to reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease, which continues to be the leading killer and is on the rise in younger women. However, the majority of cardiac events may be prevented. To protect their health, women should understand family health history, know their numbers – the five key personal health numbers that help determine risk for heart disease: total cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index – and make lifestyle changes like moving more, eating smart and managing their blood pressure.
The Vermont Go Red for Women event is sponsored nationally by CVS Health and locally by Vermont Gas, Vermont Federal Credit Union, Cardiovascular Research institute of Vermont, Local 22 and Local 44, and Star 92.9. For more information about the 2022 Vermont Go Red for Women Event please visit http://vtgored.heart.org or email Wes.Snyder@Heart.org.
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