Women Who Move Detroit – 2023 – Special Section
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
Detroit Go Red for Women
American Heart Association
26555 Evergreen Rd, Ste. 530
Southfield, MI 48076
Leaders from various industries across metro Detroit are working together with the American Heart Association to host the Detroit Go Red for Women Luncheon on March 10. Now in its 19th year, the signature event is designed to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke in women, unite hundreds of women across metro Detroit and provide a platform for survivors of heart disease and stroke to share their stories. STEM Goes Red is working to engage young women in STEM careers. Event attendees gain firsthand experience, connect with inspiring professionals and learn about jobs across STEM fields
2023 Detroit Go Red for Women Chair, Shatica McDonald, managing director at Accenture, and 2023 STEM Goes Red Chair, Jaymi Wilson, SVP & GM, North America Automotive at Gentherm, alongside our executive leadership team members, will help lead efforts to raise vital funds and awareness.
This year, our Detroit Go Red For Women leadership team has set a “record-breaking fundraising goal,” said McDonald. “I am pleased to lead efforts that support the vital mission of the American Heart Association and raise community awareness of the latest forms of prevention for heart disease and stroke and the ways technology is advancing the fight against heart disease. Together, we can create positive outcomes for women impacted by heart disease and stroke across the country.”
Women, especially Black and Hispanic women are disproportionally impacted by heart disease and stroke and research shows heart attacks are on the rise in younger women. Yet younger generations of women, Gen Z and Millennials, are less likely to be aware of their greatest health threat, including knowing the warning signs of heart attacks and strokes.
That’s why its important for all women to take charge of their heart health and encourage others to do the same. Losing even one woman to cardiovascular disease is one too many. Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s signature women’s initiative and its comprehensive platform to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally.
Sponsor details: The 2023 Detroit Go Red for Women Luncheon is sponsored nationally by CVS Health. Locally sponsored by Accenture, Barton Malow, Bank of America, Corewell Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Delta Dental of Michigan, DTE Energy, Gentherm, Independent Bank, KPMG LLP, Kroger, Marsh & McLennan Agency, OpTech, TGI Direct, and Walgreens.
Event information details Detroit Go Red for Women Luncheon, March 10 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Visit heart.org/DetroitGoRed to learn more. To get involved contact Detroit Go Red for Women Director, Maria Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org.