Go Red for Women luncheon goes virtual next month

The American Heart Association announced the 2021 Long Island Go Red for Women Digital Luncheon to support the fight to end heart disease and stroke will be held next month. 

The event will be held on March 24 at noon and is designed to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease, the number one killer of women.

The luncheon is chaired by Jothy Narendran, co-managing partner at the Jaspan Schlesinger law firm and sponsored nationally by CVS Health and locally by Long Island’s Life is Why sponsors Mount Sinai South Nassau and Petro.

The luncheon will celebrate the work of Go Red for Women on Long Island and feature a local survivor as well as honor the Mount Sinai South Nassau female cardiology staff.

This year marks the 17th anniversary of the American Heart Association’s launch of the Go Red for Women Movement nationwide. One in three women on Long Island live with some form of cardiovascular disease and it’s on the rise in younger women.

“With the evolving impact of coronavirus in communities across the country, many women are facing new challenges keeping them from their day-to-day activities,” Narendran said in a written statement. “The Go Red for Women Luncheon has been moved to a digital experience to support women where they are and continue to spotlight the lifesaving work of the association and the Go Red for Women movement. This signature event will be held as a virtual gathering, to prioritize the safety and well-being of guests and families during the COVID-19 public health crisis.”

For more information about Go Red for Women on Long Island contact Anne Thornsen at [email protected]

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