Go Red for Women is crucial in driving local support to fund life saving research and to educate women. Though we have made great strides in the advancement of women's cardiovascular health, we still have far to go. We need your help now so that our mothers, sisters and daughters have a chance to fight this silent killer. By sharing a commitment to speak up, spread the word and support the research, you can help save lives.
My Commitment to the Community
I am so proud to have collaborated with the American Heart Association this year on the issue of healthy food access. Having healthy food readily available should be a right, not a privilege – and yet many New Yorkers are unable to find nutritious options in their neighborhood.
In the Bronx, where health outcomes rank last among all 62 counties in New York State, accessing fresh and affordable produce can be a serious challenge. This year, I funded 2 Farmer’s Markets in the Bronx, operated by GrowNYC, so that they could stay open during the winter months. During the COVID-19 pandemic, one location needed to suspend operations, and so we shifted the remaining funding to the GrowNYC Fresh Food Box program. This program at Project H.O.P.E enables underserved Bronx residents to purchase fresh, healthy, and primarily regionally grown produce well below traditional retail prices. As a Bronx-native myself, it is very important to me to help this community achieve better health and well-being!
Open Your Heart: Please Help Feed Vulnerable Families
The COVID-19 crisis has brought on new challenges for us all - and those in marginalized communities are being hit the hardest. I hope you will consider standing alongside me and supporting my continued efforts around healthy food access.
I am asking you to open your heart and help me to raise $10,000 by June 12, 2020. If I achieve this goal, the American Heart Association in collaboration with the New York Common Pantry will be able to provide 20 vulnerable families in underserved communities grocery boxes for 4 weeks. Each box will contain a weekly supply of healthy food as well as recipes, preparation tips, and additional AHA health resources.
Your support will help those most in need during this uncertain time. Please take pride in knowing your donation will make a direct positive impact on so many!
Thank you for your consideration – take care and be well!