Darcy Burthay Named Chair of 10th Anniversary Go Red Campaign
INDIANAPOLIS - Darcy Burthay, RN, MSN, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer for St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, will chair the American Heart Association’s 2014 Go Red For Women® Celebration. The 2014 campaign marks the 10th anniversary of Go Red For Women, and Burthay is the fourth chair from St.Vincent Health.
The annual Go Red For Women campaign raises awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and encourages women to take preventive measures to reduce their risk for heart disease. The campaign includes events like the Red Dress Dash and culminates with an annual celebration at the JW Marriott that includes free health screenings, informative breakout sessions and a luncheon featuring inspiring women sharing their personal stories of heart disease.
On a national level, the Go Red For Women movement has resulted in 650,000 women’s lives being saved over the last 10 years.
“It’s an honor for me to lead the Go Red For Women campaign in 2014,” Burthay said. “Fighting heart disease in women is important to me, and it’s a critical mission of St.Vincent Health and St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana. St.Vincent is proud to be in its 10th year as the presenting sponsor of Go Red For Women in Indianapolis. There’s a tangible difference in how women perceive heart disease now compared to 10 years ago, and I’m excited to continue the work that is being done.”
The 2014 Go Red For Women Luncheon is Friday, Feb. 21. Ticket and sponsorship information are available.
The Indianapolis luncheon continues to be one of the largest events in the country, attracting more than 1,000 women. The success of the event is made possible by strong leaders of previous years. Past chairs from St.Vincent Health include Anne Coleman, administrator of St.Vincent Women’s Hospital and Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent; Elizabeth Cisco, system marketing executive, St.Vincent Health; and Sue Anne Gilroy, executive director, St.Vincent Foundation.