Guests attended the American Heart Association’s Navy Yard Goes Red event last night, hosted by FS Investments at the company’s Philadelphia Navy Yard headquarters for the fourth year in a row.
The event raised funds for the American Heart Association’s national Go Red for Women initiative, an effort that advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health through coordinated educational programming, fundraising and events. While more commonly associated with men, heart disease is the number one killer of women, causing one in three deaths each year (approximately one woman every minute). A collection of Navy Yard businesses came together to support the effort as sponsors, including FS Investments, PIDC, Jefferson Health, Penn State at the Navy Yard, and the Navy Yard Courtyard Marriott.
“We are grateful for FS Investments’ continued partnership and commitment to women’s health,” said Riti Patel, MD, FACC, cardiologist at Lankenau Heart Institute. “The American Heart Association relies on the generous support of sponsors and community partners like FS Investments to support initiatives like Go Red for Women, and we thank them for their work to help us reach our ultimate goal of raising awareness and funds toward eradicating heart disease.”
This year’s Navy Yard Goes Red event featured female leaders from across the greater Philadelphia area, including Go Red for Women Heart Champion Riti Patel, MD, FACC; Jefferson cardiologist Andria Jones, DO; and fitness instructor and heart attack survivor Alanna Gardner.
Participants shared pointers on living a heart-healthy lifestyle through nutrition, stress management, fitness and mindset. The event helped raise awareness about the importance of women’s heart health, while also serving as an impactful networking opportunity for attendees. Vetri Community Partnership’s Mobile Teaching Kitchen was also onsite, showcasing its work in the Philadelphia community and how nutrition impacts heart health.
FS Investments Chief Compliance Officer Lisa Detwiler, who has been an ardent supporter of Go Red for Women for 13 years and was instrumental in spearheading the creation of Navy Yard Goes Red, added, “FS Investments’ partnership with the American Heart Association stems from a shared commitment to health, and we are proud to work with the AHA to raise awareness around the importance of heart health and women supporting other women.”
About FS Investments
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FS Investments is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA with offices in New York, NY, Orlando, FL and Washington, DC. Visit www.fsinvestments.com to learn more.
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About Go Red for Women
Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women because it’s not just a man’s disease. In fact, more women than men die every year from heart disease and stroke. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Go Red for Women advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health. The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement is nationally sponsored by CVS, with additional support from our cause supporters. For more information, please visit GoRedForWomen.org or call 1.888.MY.HEART (1.888.694.3278).
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a leading force for a world of longer, healthier lives. With nearly a century of lifesaving work, the Dallas-based association is dedicated to ensuring equitable health for all. We are a trustworthy source empowering people to improve their heart health, brain health and well-being. We collaborate with numerous organizations and millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, advocate for stronger public health policies, and share lifesaving resources and information. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.