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April 2020

Maureen Adams, RN, MBA

Go Red for Women® Luncheon

The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, announced the 2020 Westchester Go Red for Women luncheon to support the fight to end heart disease and stroke.  This signature event, chaired by Maureen Adams, RN, MBA, Chief Clinical Officer of Westmed Medical Group, will be held at the Westchester Hilton on Friday, April 3, 2020.

 

“While nearly 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented, cardiovascular disease continues to be a woman’s greatest health threat.  One in three women live with some form of cardiovascular disease and it’s on the rise in younger women,” said Maureen Adams.  “To prevent cardiovascular disease, women should understand their family history, know their numbers for blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and body mass index.”

 

This year marks the 16th anniversary of the American Heart Association’s launch of the Go Red for Women movement.  Go Red is rooted in raising awareness among women that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women around the world.

 

“Considerable progress has been made to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease,” said Ms. Adams.  “The American Heart Association encourages all women to take control of their own health and join the Go Red for Women movement to advocate for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health.”

 

Go Red for Women is nationally sponsored by CVS Health. For more information on the Go Red for Women campaign in Westchester County, contact Megan Lucas at Megan.Lucas@heart.org.