We're happy to announce that Deborah Marshall, Vice President of Public Relations, Marketing & Strategic Planning at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, will serve as chair of the 2014 TriCounty Go Red for Women campaign and luncheon!
Marshall is a member of the Executive Team of Bon Secours Charity Health System. She has over 25 years of experience in public relations, administration and general operational management. She is a published author, recipient of the 2006 Woman of the Year award by the Business and Professional Women’s Association, the Rockland County Community Crown Award, New York State Supporter of the Arts Award, and in 2008 she received special recognition from the Washington Press Club for outstanding service in the field of Public Relations.
“I’m honored to lead the American Heart Association’s Go Red campaign to fight women’s heart disease in our region,” she said, “Heart disease is women’s number one killer but so much of it can be prevented by simple lifestyle changes. I hope all women join Go Red For Women to live a healthier life.”
Under Deborah's leadership, Go Red For Women will raise awareness among women and provide them with tools to reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke - the number one and three causes of death among women.
A recent study by Yale University showed the young women ages 30-54 and black women do not fare well after a heart attack. Risk factors like high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes need to be controlled in young women to prevent heart disease, according to the researchers, and women to need to get help at the first sign of heart attack.
Heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the number one cause of death in American women, claiming about 432,000 lives each year, or nearly one death each minute. CVD kills more women than the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer.
The half-day Go Red luncheon event includes morning educational breakout sessions, an interactive heart check-up and silent auction. Funds raised support the AHA’s awareness programs and research.
The Go Red For Women Luncheon is sponsored nationally by Macy’s and presented locally by the Signature Sponsor, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Bon Secours Charity Health System. Local sponsors include Active International, Nice Pak/PDI and media sponsor WHUD radio.