Go Red for Women® Luncheon: Metro Detroit women reconnect in person to support heart disease and stroke fundraiser

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American Heart Association’s famous luncheon event returns to Michigan

DETROIT — After nearly two years away from in person events, today the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, announced the 2022 Go Red for Women® Luncheon will return to our community.

This year’s Go Red for Women Luncheon, chaired by Ronia Kruse, President and CEO of OpTech is designed to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for women in the United States, as well as generate funds for lifesaving cardiovascular research for women. The AHA is encouraging people to ‘ Reclaim their Rhythm,’ which quite simply means, to reclaim control of their mental and physical well-being after two difficult years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This signature event will be held from 10 – 2 p.m. on February 25, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. This year’s event will be emceed by Local 4 News reporter, Mara MacDonald and will feature president and CEO of the Weight Watchers group, Florine Mark as the keynote speaker. Other highlights of the program include musical entertainment by Ben Sharkey and impactful survivor stories from Metro Detroit women.

“I feel so fortunate to support such an amazing cause and Chair this year’s Go Red event.” Said Ronia Kruse. “Like so many others, I’ve personally experienced the devastating toll heart disease takes on entire families. Go Red for Women is so very important to me because my mother suffered a stroke that stripped her of her mobility last year. In my own personal journey with my mother and other family members, I’ve learned that many of the deaths caused by heart disease can be prevented with lifestyle changes, and it starts with awareness and education. I want to do my part to make a difference.”

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.

 “AHA’s annual Detroit Go Red Luncheon is a reputable platform to highlight awareness of prevention strategies and individual risk reduction, especially because the majority of heart disease is preventable.” Says AHA volunteer and featured luncheon speaker, Dr. Nishtha Sareen, a cardiologist who serves as the medical director of the Ascension Providence Women’s Heart Clinic, in southeast Michigan. “In this way we can have a meaningful impact on heart disease in women, which has been the primary cause of mortality for several decades. Changing this statistic will come with innovation, collaboration, and enthusiastic initiative. Let’s get right on it and bring the change that needs to come.”

Go Red for Women is nationally sponsored by CVS Health and the Metro Detroit luncheon is locally sponsored by Ascension Michigan. For more information and to register to attend the Go Red For Women Luncheon, contact Maria.Carr@heart.org or visit event.gives/goreddetroit

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About Go Red for Women® 

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. While nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, claiming the lives of 1 in 3 women. For 18 years, Go Red for Women has encouraged awareness. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power of women 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 tools they need to lead a heart healthy life. The Go Red for Women movement is nationally sponsored by CVS Health, with additional support from national cause supporters. For more information, please visit GoRedforWomen.org or call 1-800-AHA-USA1 (242-8721). 


About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn

more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Source: American Heart Association

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