Go Red for Women® Luncheon: Buffalo women reconnect in person to support heart disease and stroke fundraiser

BUFFALO, June 15, 2022 — After two years away from in person events, today the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, brought the Buffalo Go Red for Women® Luncheon back to our community. About 100 women and men attended the event.

“The fight to end heart disease and stroke in women is relentless, and since the last in-person luncheon event in February of 2020, the American Heart Association has remained committed to raising awareness of the No. 1 killer of women – cardiovascular disease – and funding lifesaving research for women’s heart health,” said Buffalo Go Red for Women chairwoman Dr. Lorrie Clemo, president of D’Youville University. “According to the American Heart Association, heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases take the lives of more women than all forms of cancer combined.”

“It’s not just about wearing red. It’s not just about sharing heart-health facts. It’s about all women standing together with Go Red for Women — because 1 in 3 women die from cardiovascular diseases and losing even one woman is too many,” said Clemo.

“There’s something about the energy that builds when we meet in person for this movement and we’re so happy to be being able to see one another and continue raising funds for this worthy cause.” said Clemo.

Since 2004, Go Red for Women has had a profound impact on women’s health. As the trusted, passionate, and relevant force to eradicate heart disease and stroke, through the Go Red for Women movement, the American Heart Association remains steadfast and committed to meeting the comprehensive health needs of women — at every life stage.

The Go Red for Women movement 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.

Go Red for Women is nationally sponsored by CVS Health and locally sponsored by D’Youville University, Catholic Health, Life Storage, Rich Products, Buffalo Sabres, Lake Shore Savings Bank, Ingram Micro, ECMC, Allpro Parking, Suzanne Novelli, and media sponsors WKBW and Buffalo Healthy Living.

For more information on the Buffalo Go Red for Women movement or to make a donation, visit http://GoRedBuffalo.heart.org.