Featuring 24 women in leading TV, magazine, online and radio media positions, the event in New York will be co-hosted by Today show host Natalie Morales and AHA CEO Nancy Brown. It will feature AHA volunteers Star Jones, President National Association of Professional Women & American Heart Association National Volunteer, and Laura Bell Bundy, actress, singer, songwriter, and Go Red For Women spokesperson in a roundtable discussion.
In addition to sharing personal stories about heart diseases and stroke, other topics expected to be discussed include gender-specific research, heart disease in young women and other ways the AHA can continue saving lives for another decade.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women – more deadly than all forms of cancer — causing one in three deaths each year. The Go Red For Women movement was launched a decade ago and has contributed to saving the lives of 650,000 women by spreading awareness about heart disease and educating women how to lead healthier lives.