Heart Association Seeking Women of Distinction

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STATE — Each and every day, women in New Jersey make it their mission to help improve the lives of others. And the American Heart Association wants to know about them.

The American Heart Association is currently seeking nominations for its Sixth Annual New Jersey Go Red For Women® “Woman of Distinction” Award sponsored by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. This award recognizes and honors New Jersey women who work towards promoting a healthy lifestyle for or among women, make a sustained, unique or extraordinary effort to improve the community, support and advance women issues or serve as a role model to other women.

The award, which will be presented at the Tenth Anniversary Celebration of the American Heart Association Garden State Go Red For Women Luncheon on Monday, May 14, at the Palace in Somerset, is part of the American Heart Association Go Red For Women® movement. This initiative, sponsored nationally by Macy’s and Merck, raises women’s awareness of heart disease and stroke and help women take action to reduce their personal risk for these deadly diseases which remains the No. 1 and No. 4 leading causes of death across the country. In fact, cardiovascular diseases claim more women than all forms of cancer combined.

The American Heart Association Garden State Go Red For Women® Luncheon is a statewide educational event attended by nearly 500 New Jersey women (and men) and features an elegant luncheon reception, an inspirational keynote address and a series of educational breakout sessions.

Nominations for the Woman of Distinction Award are due no later than 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3, in the following two categories:

  • Business, Industry, Healthcare
  • Education, Non-Profit, Community, Civic, Other.

To request a nomination form or to learn more about the Tenth Anniversary Celebration of the Garden State Go Red For Women® Luncheon, please call the American Heart Association at 1-609-223-3727 or visit www.heart.org/GardenStateGoRedLuncheon.

To learn more about the Go Red For Women movement, visit GoRedForWomen.org.

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