Letter to the Editor: Stephanie D. Conners

Our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends are at risk of heart disease and stroke, which cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year.

That is more deaths than all cancers combined. Fortunately, 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action.

The American Heart Association Go Red For Women movement, nationally sponsored by Macy’s and CVS Health, inspires women to make lifestyle changes, mobilize communities, and shape policies to save lives. Together, we are working to improve the health of all women.

Through the outreach and efforts of Go Red For Women, about 293 fewer women in the U.S. die from heart disease and stroke each day. When we Go Red we promote health for women and their families. Why? To save lives.

As chairwoman of the Southern New Jersey Go Red For Women Luncheon, I want women across the state to be more aware of their heart health. The luncheon, set for Friday, April 28 at the Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees, will help raise critical funds to combat the nation’s top killers. Let’s unite for a day of awareness, education, and inspiration.

Together, we can prevent heart disease and stroke. It’s time to put our hearts into it and Go Red For Women. For more information on the Southern NJ Go Red For Women Luncheon, visit SouthernNJGoRedLuncheon.Heart.org.

Respectfully,

Stephanie D. Conners, MBA, RN, BSN, NEA-BC

Chair, Southern NJ Go Red For Women Luncheon

Senior Executive Vice President, Hospital Chief Operating Officer and System Chief Nursing Officer at Cooper University Health Care