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Go Red For Women Luncheon In Modesto
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After nearly two years away from in person events, the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, announced the 2022 Modesto Go Red for Women Luncheon will return to that community.

This signature event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 6 at the Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St., Modesto, and will feature a shopping, health, and beauty expo, an inspirational story of survival from congenital heart defect survivor Ariel Hernandez and her mother Kristal, and information and resources from local health experts to support women’s heart and brain health.

“Recent Go Red for Women surveys show that younger women, Gen Z and Millennials, are less likely to be aware that heart disease is their greatest health threat,” said Dr. Todd Smith, Co-Chair of the 2022 Modesto Go Red for Women Luncheon and CEO of Sutter Gould Medical Foundation. “Today, many women are struggling to juggle responsibilities more than ever. They are stressed, navigating work, family, and simply keeping all the balls in the air. They wake up with an ever-growing to-do list, yet their own physical health and mental wellbeing is rarely at the top. It’s important that all women have access to health information. The American Heart Association is here at every age, every stage, and every season of a woman’s life with the information they need, when they need it.”

Since 2004, Go Red for Women has had a profound impact on women’s health. As the trusted, passionate, and relevant force to eradicate heart disease and stroke, through the Go Red for Women movement, the American Heart Association remains steadfast and committed to meeting the comprehensive health needs of women — at every life stage.

“It’s not just about wearing red. It’s not just about sharing heart-health facts. It’s about all women standing together with Go Red for Women — because one in three women die from cardiovascular diseases and losing even one woman is too many,” said Nicole Clement, a local heart failure survivor and local Go Red for Women ambassador.

“After two years apart, we are excited to be back in person to celebrate women and support heart health. We’re looking forward to being able to see one another and continue sharing lifesaving information and raising funds for this worthy cause,” added Gino Patrizio, 2022 Modesto Go Red for Women Co-Chair and CEO of Sutter Health Memorial Medical Center.

The Go Red for Women Luncheon is designed to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for women in the United States, as well as generate funds for lifesaving cardiovascular research for women. The Go Red for Women Luncheon has been happening in Modesto for nine years and has raised over $1.7 million for the Go Red for Women movement.

Go Red for Women is nationally sponsored by CVS Health and the Modesto luncheon is locally sponsored by Sutter Health Heart & Vascular Institute. For more information on how to become a sponsor or make a donation to support Go Red for Women visit