New York City Go Red For Women® Movement
THE HEALTH OF NYC WOMEN IS WHY
Roughly 35 women die each day from cardiovascular disease and stroke in the New York City area. Approximately 80% of these deaths are preventable with awareness and simple lifestyle choices. Go Red For Women® is a year-round movement that harnesses the energy, passion, and power women have to band together to collectively wipe out heart disease. In NYC, the Go Red For Women® movement culminates with a celebratory luncheon bringing together 1200 influential women and men from the corporate, philanthropic, fashion, and medical communities.
In the past, heart disease and heart attack have been predominantly associated with men. Historically, men have been the subjects of the research done to understand heart disease and stroke, which has been the basis for treatment guidelines and programs. This led to an oversimplified, distorted view of heart disease and risk, which has worked to the detriment of women.
Because women have been largely ignored as a specific group, their awareness of their risk of this often-preventable disease has suffered. Only 55 percent of women realize heart disease is their No. 1 killer and less than half know what are considered healthy levels for cardiovascular risk factors like blood pressure and cholesterol. The Go Red For Women® movement works to make sure women know they are at risk so they can take action to protect their health.
Too many women die each year because they are unaware that heart disease is their No. 1 cause of death. Together, we can bring a voice to this silent killer to help save lives. Make it your mission to speak up and join the movement to help us save the lives of women who live and work in NYC!
2019 Keynote Speaker:
Emmy Award Winning Actress and New York Times Best-Selling Author
As the most famous face in daytime television history, Susan Lucci held audiences spellbound as the famed and fiery, “woman you love to hate,” Erica Kane on ABC’s, ALL MY CHILDREN. In May 1999, on her 19th nomination, she won the Emmy Award for “Best Actress,” becoming the most nominated actor in television history and easily the most memorable Emmy win in television history. Today, Susan Lucci remains one of the most revered actresses in Hollywood.
In 1999, she made her Broadway debut to rave reviews playing the part of Annie Oakley in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. From 2013 through 2016, Susan stared in Lifetime TV’s hit international series, DEVIOUS MAIDS as the wealthy and effervescent socialite, Genevieve Delatour and in 2015 was seen in the critically acclaimed David O. Russell film, JOY. Lucci was the host and narrator of the highly rated series, DEADLY AFFAIRS on Investigation Discovery, made her nightclub debut as she opened the season at the famed Feinstein’s at The Regency, and afterwards, toured the country with Regis Philbin. She has performed in such iconic concert halls as Carnegie Hall, The Kravis Center and Heinz Hall with Marvin Hamlisch. In 2012, Susan starred in Gloria Estefan’s hit music video, HOTEL NACIONAL and in 2017 made a cameo in Grammy nominated performing artist, Sia’s holiday music video, SANTA’S COMING FOR US.
Susan Lucci has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame. She is only the second woman in the history of the annual Columbus Day parade to serve as Grand Marshal - the first was Sophia Loren. She is proud to serve as an Ambassador for the newly established National Women’s Museum in Washington, D.C. In August 2016, she was honored with the Disney Legends Award for her contribution to Disney’s reputation for creative excellence and, was named one of E! Entertainment’s “Top Entertainers of the Year”; one of VH-1’s “200 Greatest Pop Icons” coming in at number 75; one of Barbara Walters’ “Ten Most Fascinating People”; and, TV Guide has named her one of the “50 Top Television Stars of All Time.”
Susan Lucci’s contributions to television and the performing arts have earned her countless prestigious industry awards and, in 2011, she released her New York Times best-selling autobiography, ALL MY LIFE.