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Go Red for Women luncheon: Buffalo women reconnect in person to support heart disease & stroke fundraiser


Thu, Jun 16th 2022 07:15 pm

American Heart Association’s famous luncheon event returns to Buffalo

After two years away from in person events, the American Heart Association brought the Buffalo Go Red for Women luncheon back to the community on Wednesday. About 100 people attended the event.

“The fight to end heart disease and stroke in women is relentless and, since the last in-person luncheon event in February of 2020, the American Heart Association has remained committed to raising awareness of the No. 1 killer of women – cardiovascular disease – and funding lifesaving research for women’s heart health,” said Buffalo Go Red for Women Chairwoman Dr. Lorrie Clemo, president of D’Youville University. “According to the American Heart Association, heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases take the lives of more women than all forms of cancer combined.”

“It’s not just about wearing red. It’s not just about sharing heart-health facts. It’s about all women standing together with Go Red for Women – because 1 in 3 women die from cardiovascular diseases, and losing even one woman is too many,” said Clemo. “There’s something about the energy that builds when we meet in person for this movement, and we’re so happy to be being able to see one another and continue raising funds for this worthy cause.”

Organizers said, “Since 2004, Go Red for Women has had a profound impact on women’s health. As the trusted, passionate and relevant force to eradicate heart disease and stroke, through the Go Red for Women movement, the American Heart Association remains steadfast and committed to meeting the comprehensive health needs of women – at every life stage.”

The Go Red for Women movement is designed to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for women in the U.S., as well as generate funds for lifesaving cardiovascular research for women.

Go Red for Women is nationally sponsored by CVS Health and locally sponsored by D’Youville University, Catholic Health, Life Storage, Rich Products, Buffalo Sabres, Lake Shore Savings Bank, Ingram Micro, ECMC, Allpro Parking, Suzanne Novelli, and media sponsors WKBW and Buffalo Healthy Living.

For more information on the Buffalo Go Red for Women movement, or to make a donation, visit http://GoRedBuffalo.heart.org.

The American Heart Association’s signature initiative, Go Red for Women, is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally. For more information, visit GoRedforWomen.org or call 1-800-AHA-USA1 (242-8721).

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. To learn more, or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org, or Follow on Facebook and Twitter.

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