Seeking Women of Distinction

Go Red For Women® “Woman of Distinction” Award

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - Throughout New Jersey, women are making extraordinary contributions to health, society and other women. These are women who manage families, build businesses, empower others, lead civic organizations, help neighbors or advocate for healthier, safer neighborhoods.  And the American Heart Association wants to know about them.

The American Heart Association is currently accepting nominations for the Ninth Annual American Heart Association Go Red For Women® “Woman of Distinction” Award. This award recognizes and celebrates New Jersey women promoting a healthy lifestyle for or among women, making sustained, unique or extraordinary efforts to improve the community as well as those who support and advance women’s issues or serve as a role model to others.

Nomination are being accepted until 5:00 pm on Friday, March 4, 2016 in the following to categories:

·         Business, Industry, Healthcare

·         Education, Non-Profit, Community, Civic, Other.

Nomination forms are available at http://GardenStateGoRedLuncheon.Heart.org or by calling 609.223.3679.

The award will be presented at the American Heart Association Garden State Go Red For Women Luncheon, locally sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb and The CDM Group on Friday, May 20th at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal. The luncheon is a cornerstone piece of the American Heart Association Go Red For Women movement, which is a national initiative committed to improving cardiovascular health among women. Nationally sponsored by Macy’s, Go Red For Women believes that every woman has a reason to live a healthier, longer life and empowers women—and men—to take charge of their heart health.

With 1 in 3 women dying of heart disease and stroke each year, it’s more important than ever to support lifesaving research and education around women’s cardiovascular health. Why?  Life is Why. Although more women than men die every year from heart disease and stroke, research shows that 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with healthy lifestyle choices. That’s why the American Heart Association urges women to unite to prevent heart disease and stroke. To learn more about the Go Red For Women movement and why heart health matters, visit GoRedForWomen.org.