Deborah M. Hayes
VP & COO
The Christ Hospital Health Network
It is an honor to once again serve as chair of the Go Red for Women campaign and the 15th Anniversary Go Red for Women Experience. Over the past 15 years, we've made significant progress in the fight against heart disease and stroke, but the simple fact is that cardiovascular disease remains the number one killer of women. With the continued support of The Christ Hospital Health Network as presenting sponsor of City Goes Red, the American Heart Association is putting a strong focus on ensuring that all women are aware of their number one health risk and working to close gender and ethnicity gaps in care, research, STEM careers and more.
To this end, we proudly presented our third-annual STEM Goes Red Conference, through which we engaged over 200 high school girls, teaching them about the importance of heart health and careers in STEM while inspiring them to pursue their dreams. We also held our first Women's Health Conference, which featured one-on-one interactions with women's health professionals with the goal of educating women on how to improve their health.
I am genuinely proud of the work and progress we have made locally in women's heart health, but we must continue our efforts until cardiovascular disease is no longer the number one killer of women.
I encourage each of you to support the Go Red movement by joining us, sharing and spreading the message and engaging in our many efforts. We invite all of you to attend the Go Red for Women Experience on April 30, 2020.
City Goes Red sponsor:
Together to End Stroke is nationally sponsored by: