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Five ‘Legendary Women’ honored at American Heart Association’s ‘Go Red for Women’ event

Five ‘Legendary Women’ honored at American Heart Association’s ‘Go Red for Women’ event

By Diane Y. Welch

There was a sea of red and a sense of celebration as around 800 women dressed in red — and a sprinkling of men wearing red ties  — gathered at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines recently as guests of the American Heart Association’s  (AHA) 11th annual “Go Red for Women” luncheon.

Themed around sisterhood and inspiration, the Valentine’s Day luncheon focused on three areas to support the fight against heart disease in women: heightening awareness of the issue, creating a passionate call-to-action, and generating funds to support education and research.

This year the AHA honored five “Legendary Women”...

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