Join the Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association in the fight against heart disease at the Buffalo Niagara Go Red for Women® Handbags for Heart ‘Purse-onality’ auction including such accessories designers as Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Vera Bradley and Coach. The event draws over 100 guests including Shari McDonald, Chief Nursing Officer at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, and chairperson of the Buffalo Niagara Go Red for Women® Luncheon. Tickets are $25. Visit

By making a commitment to stand with the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® movement — nationally sponsored by CVS Health and locally by Catholic Health Heart Center at Mercy Hospital— women everywhere are coming together to take action to end heart disease and stroke in women. The Handbags for Heart auction is locally sponsored by D’Youville College.

When: December 6, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Interviews available with survivors, medical experts, and American Heart


Where: D’Youville College Academic Center, 320 Porter Avenue, Buffalo, NY

Why: One in three. That’s the price women pay for cardiovascular disease. While nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular diseases continue to be a woman’s greatest health threat, claiming the lives of 1 in 3 women. That’s a third of mothers, sisters and friends.
It’s time to change this fact when it comes to women’s heart health and ask others to do the same. More than 50 percent of women are aware that heart disease is their leading cause of death.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, claiming more lives each year than all forms of cancer combined.
A woman you know, and love may be affected by cardiovascular diseases — at any age.

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a leading force for a world of longer, healthier lives. With nearly a century of lifesaving work, the Dallas-based association is dedicated to ensuring equitable health for all. We are a trustworthy source empowering people to improve their heart health, brain health and well-being. We collaborate with numerous organizations and millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, advocate for stronger public health policies, and share lifesaving resources and information. Connect with us on, Facebook, Twitter or by calling #585.243.4615.