Go Red For Women

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Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s national campaign to increase awareness of heart disease- the leading cause of death for women-and to inspire women to take charge of their heart health. The yearlong campaign kicked off at the annual Go Red for Women Luncheon provides women of all generations with tips and information on healthy eating, exercise and risk factor reduction. The Wilmington Go Red for Women Luncheon will take place on Thursday, May 18th at Cavaliers Country Club in Newark. For more information please contact Denise Griffin at 302-276-5704 or denise.griffin@heart.org

Save  The Date Thursday May 18th

 

aha KFM headshotKathleen Furey McDonough, Esq. Partner with Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP

I’m chairing this luncheon so that I can help the Heart Association raise funds to increase awareness of women’s heart health issues and to pursue research into causes of and treatments for women’s heart health, an area where too few research dollars are committed.

 

aha Jim Collins Head ShotJames C. Collins, Executive Vice President DuPont

It is an honor to co-chair the Go Red for Women Luncheon in Wilmington this year. The cause is personal for me. A few years ago, my wife Tina had a heart attack while I was on the other side of the world on business. Although I headed immediately to an airport to come home, the distance and weather created obstacles that delayed my return for several days. We were new to the area and had few friends and no family locally. I rushed to the hospital to see my wife and when I arrived, I discovered an American Heart Association representative sitting with Tina until I arrived. This started our own journey learning about and dealing with the effects of heart disease and how little is really known about the causes and proper treatment, especially for women. I could never thank the AHA enough for helping our family through the crisis and this is one way to give back.

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