Island, NY – February 22, 2009 - More than 800 people
from across Long Island joined a “movement” on
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 by attending the hugely
successful American Heart Association Go Red For Women
Luncheon at The Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.
The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women
movement encouraged everyone in attendance to love
their hearts, take charge of their cardiovascular
health and share the life-altering and life-saving
information of the day with women they know.
color red was everywhere from women’s suits to men’s
ties. This year’s 8th Annual Go Red For
Women Luncheon honorees were Dr. Kevin Marzo, Chief of
Cardiology at Winthrop University Hospital, Merryl
Siegel, MPA, Executive Director of the North Shore- Long
Island Jewish Home Care Network and Cindy McLoughlin,
CPA, Partner, BDO Seidman, LLP. They were honored for
their continued support for the American Heart
Association on Long Island.
Go Red For Women Luncheon raises money for the Go Red
for Women movement and is supported by national
sponsors, Macy’s and Merck.
Luncheon was chaired by Martha Stark, Senior Vice
President, Signature Bank. Lynn Berry, WNBC Reporter,
served as the emcee for the event, and the keynote
health address was delivered by Amy Silverstein,
survivor and author. “I am so proud to be a part of the
Go Red For Women Luncheon and even prouder to help raise
awareness about the Go Red For Women movement” said
Martha Stark, Luncheon Chair. The networking portion of
this year’s luncheon was the most successful to date.
During this time, attendees were able to view and bid on
silent auction items and purchase raffle tickets for the
hundreds of fabulous prizes that were available.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one health threat
facing women today. For Go Red For Women information
and materials call the American Heart Association at
information about the American Heart Association’s
Start!, Power To End Stroke and The Alliance for a
Healthier Generation movements, contact 516-777-8447 or
Go Red for Women
captures the energy, passion, and intelligence of women
to work collectively to wipe out heart disease - the No.
1 killer of women. Since 2004, The American Heart
Association has fostered Go Red to grow from a
grassroots campaign into a vibrant national movement.
Using the simple moniker "Love Your Heart," Go Red for
Women aims to mobilize women, men, celebrities,
healthcare providers and politicians to embrace and
elevate the cause of women and heart disease.
For more information about Go Red for Women, please call
1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278) or visit