Hammonton, NJ – June 2009 – Local business leader, Eileen Unger, has been appointed to the American Heart Association Go Red for Women Southern Luncheon Executive Leadership Team. This group is responsible for organizing the annual event in the southern portion of New Jersey. Proceeds from this event fund research into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.
Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s nationwide campaign to wipe out heart disease, the #1 killer of women. One in three women dies from cardiovascular disease. “I am privileged to support the crucial mission of this organization, and look forward to working with the Leadership Team,” said Unger.
About Go Red For Women
Since 2004, Go Red For Women has captured the energy, passion and intelligence of women to work collectively to wipe out heart disease — the No. 1 killer of women. For more information about Go Red For Women, please call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278) or visit GoRedForWomen.org.
About the American Heart Association
Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association today is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. These diseases, America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers, and all other cardiovascular diseases claim nearly 870,000 lives a year. In fiscal year 2006–07 the association invested more than $554 million in research, professional and public education, advocacy and community service programs to help all Americans live longer, healthier lives. To learn more, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org.