American Heart Association Silicon Valley #GoRedSV

The 14th annual event celebrates progress and strives to raise awareness
Photos Trisha Leeper

The 14th annual Go Red for Women luncheon, an event that celebrates survivors and educates the attending guests about heart disease and stroke and the lives touched by the cardiovascular disease.

The event will feature a health expo with vendors offering educational breakout sessions and interactive health exhibits. A silent auction precedes the luncheon program with a lineup of inspiring speakers. More than 400 guests are expected to attend. KTVU’s Maureen Naylor, South Bay Bureau reporter and a Silicon Valley native, is this year’s emcee.

Who: About 300 guests will hear the inspirational story of a local survivor, Krista Giovara, whose life and family has been profoundly impacted by heart disease.

When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Fairmont Hotel, 170 So. Market St., San Jose, CA 95113

Why: Heart disease and stroke cause one in three deaths among women each year, more than all cancers combined. Cardiovascular disease remains the No. 1 killer of women and strokes are the leading cause of disability, even though it can be preventable.

The American Heart Association funds lifesaving heart disease and stroke research. The investment has yielded or contributed to many important innovations such as CPR, life-extending drugs, pacemakers, bypass surgery, the heart-lung machine and surgical techniques to repair heart defects. It’s enabled many women to call themselves survivors.

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.


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