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In 2004, the American Heart Association (AHA) faced a challenge. Cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, yet women were not paying attention. In fact, many even dismissed it as an "older man's disease." - To dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease as the No. 1 killer of women, the American Heart Association created Go Red For Women - a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health. 

Our Goal:
Go Red For Women encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease, and drives action to save more lives. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges them to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk. It also gives them the tools they need to lead a heart healthy life.
In 2010, the American Heart Association set a strategic goal of reducing death and disability from cardiovascular disease and strokes by 20% while improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% by the year 2020.

American Heart Association: Go Red For Women
2016 Executive Leadership Team

Woman of Heart Honoree
Deborah Crabbe, M.D.
Temple University
Division of Cardiology

Associate Professor of Medicine


Go Red For Women Champion

Kate Hawthorne, M.D.

Lankenau Heart Group
Main Line Health
General Cardiology


Campaign Chair
Danielle Gureghian



Immediate Past Campaign Chair

Lori Reiner
EisnerAmper, LLP


Executive Leadership Team Committee Members:

Amy Novak

Torcon, Inc.
Project Executive

Anne Papageorge

University of Pennsylvania

Vice President, Facilities

Barbara Wadsworth

Mainline Health
Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer

Becky D’Ambrosio

Pershing LLC

Vice President, Internal Communications

Berta Aldrich
Franklin Square Capital Partners
Chief Marketing Officer

Carolyn Kelly
UnitedHealthcare Group

Vice President, Public Exchange Strategy Leader

Danielle Arnold

Comcast Corporation

Director, Charitable Giving - Community Investment

Heather Sonnenberg

Blank Rome LLC

JoAnn Magnatta

Main Line Health
Senior Vice President, Facilities Design & Construction



Kathleen Burke

University of Pennsylvania Health System

Corporate Director Nursing Professional Development and Innovation

Kevin Kent

Conrad O’Brien
Attorney at Law

Lisa B. Davis

1847 Financial

Director of Practice Development


Lisa Detwiler

Franklin Square Capital Partners

SVP, General Counsel


Maureen Anastasi


Managing Director


Robin Shallow


Vice President, Corporate Communications


Robin Sumner

Pepper Hamilton LLP


Rosemary J. Loverdi

Dilworth Paxson LLP


Sarah Segal Hudak
M&T Bank
Vice President


Suzanne Mayes

Cozen O’Connor

Chair, Public and Project Finance


Individual Giving Liasons:

Stephanie Austin

Chair, Circle of Red Society

Celeste Ayjian

Chair, Heart Champion Society


AHA Staff Partners:

Margaret Walker
Senior Director, Go Red for Women




Deena Thornton
Director, Go Red for Women


The Circle of Red Society
The Circle of Red Society is growing! The Circle of Red is a passionate and committed group of women (and men) who make a significant personal donation to further the mission of the Go Red cause. These very special members help us share the important messaging to empower more women to take care of themselves, serve as spokespeople, and are specially recognized at Go Red events.
Circle of Red
To learn more about volunteer leadership with Go Red, contact Margaret Walker at (215) 575-5258 or Margaret.walker@heart.org

Donate Now

Margaret Walker
Sr. Director - Go Red For Women
(215) 575-5258

Address all checks:
American Heart Association
One Penn Center
1617 JFK Blvd. Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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