The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, announced that its 2020 Modesto Go Red for Women luncheon will be a virtual event to support the fight to end heart disease and stroke in women. While nearly 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented, cardiovascular disease continues to be a woman’s greatest health threat.
This annual signature event will be held on Tuesday, June 23 as a virtual gathering, to prioritize the safety and well-being of guests and families. Registered attendees will be asked to wear their favorite red outfit and join other Go Red for Women supporters online. The event will feature inspiring survivor stories and informative speakers.
The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement is nationally sponsored by CVS Health. Connect with them on GoRedforWomen.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-888-MY-HEART (1- 888-694-3278).
Keynote speaker and Sutter Health Cardiologist Yafa Minazad, MD will discuss how women can reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke.
Gould Medical Group Endocrinologist Wen Han, MD will present on why it is critical women take care of their vascular system and how to fit in exercise and activity, especially during uncertain times.
Go Red for Women is nationally sponsored by CVS Health and locally sponsored by the Sutter Health Heart & Vascular Institute. The Go Red for Women virtual event, chaired by Norik Naraghi, General Counsel for Naraghi Farms, is designed to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for women in the United States, as well as generate funds for lifesaving cardiovascular research for women. In fact, the Association is fast-tracking a special $2.5 million fund for rapid response scientific research projects to investigate the specific cardiovascular implications of coronavirus, investing in short-term projects that can turn around results quickly, within nine to 12 months.
“It is imperative that women put their heart health first during the COVID-19 crisis. Nearly 45 percent of women age 20 and older are living with some form of cardiovascular disease and may be at an increased risk for experiencing worse complications from the coronavirus. I am proud to support a movement that can adapt and continue to support women’s heart health in the face of new threats,” said Naraghi.
Go Red for Women launched in 2004 to empower women to reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease.