Executive Vice President
Merchandising and Logistics
BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.
Executive Leadership Team:
William Raveis Real Estate
Vice President of Marketing
Millennium Partners Sports Club Management LLC
JoAnne M. Foody, MD, FACC, FAHA
Brigham and Women's / Faulkner Hospitals
Christine S. Freyermuth
Mary Beth Gallo
Director, Customer Business Development
Ricola USA Inc.
Customer Account Manager II
Stephanie A. Moore, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center
Kendra Schollard Nicholson
Marketing Manager, Wound Care
BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.
Malissa J. Wood, MD, FACC
Co-Director, Elizabeth Anne and Karen Barlow Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
On behalf of the Executive Leadership Team and The American Heart Association, it is our pleasure to invite you to the 2011 Go Red For Women® Luncheon & Educational Forum. Thursday, February 16, 2012 is a day to come together as women, businesses, friends, and individuals to make it our mission to help raise awareness of women and heart disease. You will learn how you can make a difference for this important cause, as well as for your own personal cause – living a heart-healthy life.
We hope you will join us at this empowering event. Your attendance unites you with millions across the country who have committed to stand up and speak out by wearing red to drive awareness of women’s heart health. It is also a reminder to acknowledge that heart disease can affect women at any age, so you need to listen to your body and make healthy choices your top priority.
We truly appreciate your presence and support, and we thank you again for joining us in the fight against heart disease.
Chair, 2012 Go Red For Women Luncheon
Chris Neppl is Executive Vice President of Merchandising & Logistics of BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. Ms. Neppl joined BJ’s in 1985 and over the years held a succession of management level positions including serving as Senior Vice President and Controller from 2000 to 2008. In January 2008, she was promoted to her current position.
She began her professional career in public accounting and is a graduate of Boston College.
Welcome to the Boston Go Red Luncheon! We’re delighted you are here and appreciate your interest in learning how you can advance health, stop heart disease and save women’s lives. That’s what the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement is all about.
Heart disease isn’t just a man’s problem. It’s a woman’s problem, too. In fact, it’s the No. 1 killer of women. And, tragically, far too few women realize their risk from this preventable disease. We need to raise women’s awareness of their risk and protect our mothers, daughters, sisters, friends and ourselves.
You can help, starting today. Here’s how:
First, take charge of your own heart health. Visit your doctor. Know your numbers (learn more at www.GoRedForWomen.org). You can improve your blood pressure, cholesterol and other numbers by making lifestyle changes. You’ll be healthier and look and feel better, too.
Second, join the American Heart Association in making it your mission to fight heart disease in women. Help spread the word that heart disease is women’s No. 1 killer. Share what you learn today with your family and members of your community. Tell five women you want them to live and we can help stop heart disease in our lifetime.
Third and last, consider making a contribution. Your donation today will make a difference in the lives of women here and across the country. You can help fund local and national Go Red activities that support awareness, research, education and community programs that benefit women.
Thank you again for being here. My hope is that you won’t leave today without committing to making a difference by joining the Go Red For Women movement — women everywhere need your help. Only one in five women believes that heart disease is her greatest health threat. We believe reducing risk and preventing heart disease starts with education — and you. There’s so much to do, and so much at stake.
With your commitment, we can help women and their families live longer, stronger lives. Thank you for your generous support.
Chief Executive Officer
American Heart Association
Join us and Make it Your Mission to help in the fight against heart disease in women.
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