2015 Greater Hartford Go Red For Women Luncheon

March 18, 2015     10:30 AM | Wednesday


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The American Heart Association announces Arianna Huffington will provide the keynote address at its tenth annual Greater Hartford Go Red For Women Luncheon on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Over 600 women and men are expected to attend the luncheon which is designed to empower local women with education & awareness on their number one health risk, heart disease.

Arianna Huffington is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of 14 books.  In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. Huffington has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.

The Go Red Luncheon is designed to educate women about the fact that one in three females in the United States have some form of cardiovascular disease, and provide women with the resources they need to prevent it.  It is estimated that only 21 percent of women view heart disease as a leading health threat.  Cardiovascular disease claims the lives of more than 460,000 women nationally each year causing almost one death per minute but more than 80% is preventable through education and research. 

2014-2015 American Heart Association Go Red For Women movement and Luncheon co-chairs, Deanna Fidler, Aetna Executive Vice President Human Resources, and Kay Mooney, Aetna Vice President Benefits will lead the corporate and community outreach for the event including recruitment efforts of volunteers, survivors, and business leaders to help raise more than $500,000. Funds raised will go toward research and education to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular disease and stroke in Connecticut.  Heart disease and stroke account for 31.1% of all female deaths in Connecticut and on average, nearly 13 women die from heart disease and stroke in Connecticut every day. 

The face of heart disease has changed. Today, women are more likely than men to die from heart disease and stroke.

Go Red For Women® is the American Heart Association's movement to raise awareness and advocate for more research so that women can live longer healthier lives, free from heart disease and stroke.

The good news is most heart disease and stroke deaths can be prevented. That’s why more and more women are joining forces to make a change in our country through awareness and education.

Go Red For Women is a movement of passionate women who are making heart health their No. 1 priority for themselves, their families and the women we love. Join the millions of women across the country who are using their voices to make a difference. It’s the right cause for your own health and for the women you love.

The 2015 Greater Hartford Go Red For Women® Luncheon on March 18, 2015 is the first step towards making a change. You will meet other passionate and influential women in your community and learn how you can take a step towards making a change in your community.

Together, we can change the face of heart disease.


Women are encouraged to attend the Hartford Go Red For Women Luncheon and learn how to take charge of their heart health. For more information on the 2015 Luncheon, or for sponsorship information, contact Jen Nielson at the American Heart Association, 203-303-3325 or jen.nielson@heart.org. For information on Go Red For Women, visit www.goredforwomen.org.

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Event Information

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
10:30 am to 2:00 pm

Connecticut Convention Center         
100 Columbus Blvd
Hartford CT 06103

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