The American Hearst Association announced today that Woman’s Day Editor in Chief Susan Spencer will give the keynote address at the 2017 Go Red for Women Luncheon, the 13th annual gathering of Capital Region women committed to fighting the No. 1 killer of women, heart disease. The luncheon will be held Thursday, May 25, at the Albany Marriott.
As Editor in Chief of Woman’s Day magazine, in 2013 Susan led the creation of the Live Longer & Stronger Challenge, a heart health–focused editorial franchise that puts a spotlight on women’s heart health by inviting five women to improve their health over the course of eight months. The magazine showcases their progress to its readership of 22 million, and at their annual Red Dress Awards, significantly raising awareness of heart disease in women.
“Woman’s Day has been a champion of heart health awareness for over two decades and I’m honored to share how making time for oneself can truly have a profound impact on the way women manage their health,” said Susan Spencer, Editor in Chief of Woman’s Day.
“We are so excited that Susan Spencer will share her insights at the Luncheon,” said Theresa Petrone Butts, project manager at CAP COM Federal Credit Union and co-chair of the 2017 Go Red for Women Luncheon. “Our theme this year is ‘It’s Your Time,’ and I know Susan will inspire our attendees to live the healthiest lives they can.”
“Not one of us is unaffected by cardiovascular disease,” said Leah Slocum of the Peak Residential Partners Team at Realty USA and co-chair of the Go Red For Women Luncheon. “Susan spearheads the fight through Woman’s Day and the Red Dress Awards, and we are grateful that she is bringing that fight to the Capital Region.”
“Susan’s passion to fight heart disease is palpable, and her ability to truly bring that message to her readership in such a real way is inspiring,” said Kathy Lanni, chief community officer of SEFCU and chair of the Capital Region Advisory Board of the American Heart Association. “Woman’s Day was a trailblazer and put a stake in the ground long ago to educate women about their risk factors for heart disease and how to make changes in their life to be heart healthy. Her ‘Live Longer & Stronger’ program is an inspiration for all women to take control of their lives and reduce their risk factors. Just like our BetterU program, when you see the changes these women have made, it gives you goose bumps. I am honored that she is coming to Albany and share her passion with us as we work to end heart disease as women’s No. 1 killer.”
Prior to joining Hearst in 2012, Spencer was executive editor of All You magazine, published by Time Inc., and held senior editorial positions at Child and Diversion magazines. She also worked for Time Inc. Strategic Communications, Time Inc.’s custom publishing unit, producing magazines for corporate clients including Pfizer and American Express. Spencer graduated from Connecticut College with a B.A. in French and European History. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.
The 2017 Capital Region Go Red for Women Luncheon is set for Thursday, May 25, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Albany Marriott. Theresa Petrone of CAP COM Federal Credit Union and Leah Slocum of the Peak Residential Partners Team at Realty USA are co-chairs. Benita Zahn of WNYT is the emcee, and Susan Spencer, editor-in-chief of Woman’s Day magazine, is the keynote speaker. There will be health information, health screenings and a silent auction featuring “Purse-Onalities” donated by local businesswomen. The 2017 BetterU class will be introduced. Albany Medical Center is the Life Is Why sponsor. Sponsors include CAP COM Federal Credit Union, Ellis Medicine, SEFCU, CDPHP, Crisafulli Bros., CapitalCare Medical Group, The Golub Family Foundation, St. Peter’s Health Partners and the Capital District YMCA. Media sponsors include All Over Albany, The Albany Business Review, WNYT and B95.5. Women@Work is the media sponsor of the BetterU. For information, visit CapitalRegionNYGoRedLuncheon.heart.org or call 518.626.8759.
About the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association
The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association are devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. The American Stroke Association is a division of the American Heart Association. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Woman’s Day
Woman’s Day empowers 22 million American women to enrich their lives with joy, purpose and positivity. WD is her compass, helping her navigate both short-term goals—like producing a delicious dinner on a moment’s notice or sneaking 10 minutes of exercise into her day—and her long-term aspirations for a healthier lifestyle. We engage her with easy, wallet and time-friendly solutions that are both actionable and attainable, delivered in a relatable voice. Above all, WD celebrates and speaks to our readers’ deep commitment to family, community and faith by showcasing uplifting stories and introducing her to women like her who are living their values. We help make every Woman’s Day count. Woman’s Day is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst, one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. With 21 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the leading publisher of monthly magazines in terms of total paid circulation (AAM 2H 2014), reaching 78 million readers (Spring 2016 MRI/GfK at 79.5 million) and 54 million site visitors each month (comScore), with a social media following of 115.5 million. Follow Woman’s Day on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.