ABOUT GO RED
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 theNo. 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.
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.
Woman of Heart Honoree
Division of Cardiology
Associate Professor of Medicine
Go Red For Women Champion
Jeanine E. Romanelli, M.D.
Lankenau Heart Group
Campaign Vice-Chair & 2016 Incoming Chair
Immediate Past Campaign Chair
President and Founder
Executive Leadership Team Committee Members:
University of Pennsylvania
Vice President, Facilities
Barbara L. Elias
RR Donnelley Global Capital Markets
Vice President, Internal Communications
Ellen M. Cavanaugh
Blank Rome LLP
Main Line Health
Lisa B. Davis
Director of Practice Development
Independence Blue Cross
Vice President, Community Affairs
Lynn G. Ozer
President, SBA/Government Guaranteed Lending
Siemens One Program Director, Main Line Health System
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Dilworth Paxson LLP
Chair, Public and Project Finance
Veronica Medina, LSW, CCM
Director, Rapid Response and Outreach Team
AHA Staff Partners:
|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.
|To learn more about volunteer leadership with Go Red, contact Laura Hollot at (215) 575-5226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.|