Go Red For Women Committee
Go Red For Women Event Co-Chairs
Deanna Fidler, Aetna
Kay Mooney, Aetna
Medical Team Chair
Dr. Alicia Stanton, BodyLogic MD
Heather Rhoades, Cummings & Lockwood, LLP
Michael Tedone, Filomeno & Co.
Executive Leadership Team
Judith A. Carey, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Franca DeRosa, Brown Rudnick LLP
Mary Ellen Gordon, ING
Gwendolyn Smith Iloani, Smith Whiley & Co.
Susan Jackson, KPMG
Deborah Koltenuk, Aetna
Lynda McHugh, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Paul Pendergast, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Marcia Petrillo, Qualidigm
Debbie Wright, Project Closet
Marketing and Communications Team
Sally Rider, Rider Productions, Chair
Dana Hilmer, Lifestyle Mom
Today, one in three females in the United States have some form of cardiovascular disease, but only 21% of women view heart disease as a health threat. And although cardiovascular disease claims the lives of more than 460,000 women each year, it is preventable through education and research. The Go Red For Women Forum is designed to empower women with the information, education and awareness needed to help reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke.
“Nationwide, 76% of Aetna employees are women, so it’s crucial for all of the 27,000 women who support our business, our customers and our members to understand what it means to Go Red” said Kay Mooney, co-chair of the 2011 luncheon and Aetna’s Chief of Staff to the Office of the Chairman and CEO and Head of Merger and Acquisition Integration. “We want all of our employees, both men and women, to know the risk factors for heart disease and feel empowered to take the correct steps to ‘know their numbers’ and take steps to achieve and maintain heart health”.
“Here at Aetna, we encourage our employees to find a ‘heart buddy’ or two to team with”, says Go Red For Women co-chair, Deanna Fidler, Head of Talent Management and Head of Human Resources - Innovation, Technology and Service Operations at Aetna, Inc. “Heart health isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon, and it’s important to stay motivated. Finding a buddy can help both people stay focused, stay motivated, and enjoy healthy activities such as exercise, healthy eating and stress reduction.”
This year’s Go Red Forum will include informative educational breakout sessions, a networking reception, a delicious heart-healthy lunch and engaging program speakers. Funds raised through events such as the Go Red For Women Forum support women-specific and women-related initiatives of the American Heart Association, including awareness, research, education and community programs.
We look forward to joining all of you at the 6th Annual go Red For Women Forum on March4, 2011!
Kay Mooney and Deanna Fidler
Welcome to the (insert local event name here)! We’re delighted you want to learn how you can advance health, stop heart disease and save women’s lives. That’s what Go Red For Women is all about.
Heart disease isn’t just a man’s problem. It’s a woman’s problem, too. In fact, it’s women’s No. 1 killer. And, tragically, far too few women realize their risk from this often-preventable disease. We need to raise women’s awareness, to protect our mothers, daughters, sisters, friends and other loved ones. And ourselves.
You can help, starting today. Here’s how:
First, take charge of your own heart health. Visit your doctor. Know your numbers (learn more at goredforwomen.org). You can improve your blood pressure, cholesterol and other numbers by making lifestyle changes. You’ll be healthier and look and feel better, too.
Second, speak up. Help spread the word that heart disease is women’s No. 1 killer. You can make a difference. Choose to share what you learn today with your family and members of your community.
Third and last, consider making a contribution. Your donation will help fund local and national Go Red activities to support awareness, research, education and community programs to benefit women.
Please don’t leave today without committing to make a difference. Join the Go Red For Women movement — women need your help. There’s so much to do, and so much at stake. Only one in five women believes that heart disease is her greatest health threat. Reducing risk and preventing heart disease starts with education — and you.
By working together, we can help women and their families live longer, stronger lives. Thank you for your generous support.
Chief Executive Officer
American Heart Association
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