Las Vegas, NV—Judy Melillo, vice president, general counsel and secretary for Fujifilm Holdings America Corporation, announced the company’s Wear Red and Give health-and-wellness luncheon was a success.
The luncheon, at the Fujifilm Holdings America Corporation office in Valhalla, New York, raised awareness as well as funds to support the fight against heart disease. It is the number one killer of women in the U.S.
Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s national movement. Moreover, created by women, for women, it is dedicated to uncovering the truth about women and heart disease. It is an often silent, hidden and misunderstood killer. The goal is to enable all women to share the truth and also to help those afflicted have a fighting chance.
Melillo is the chair of the 16th Annual Westchester Go Red For Women campaign. As such, she is leading fundraising and community outreach efforts.
National Wear Red Day
Moreover, on the first Friday of every February, designated as American Heart Month, the country comes together for National Wear Red Day, igniting a wave of red from coast to coast. This annual groundswell unites millions of people for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke. “This is a powerful enduring national campaign. However, today’s luncheon is a signature annual event in which we come together as a community united in the fight against heart disease in women,” said Melillo.
“Only 55% of women know heart disease is their number one killer. And less than half know what are considered healthy levels for cardiovascular risk factors like blood pressure and cholesterol. The Go Red For Women movement exists to make sure women know their risk. This enables them to take action to protect their health and the health of their families.”
Fujifilm’s heart-healthy luncheon included a presentation from nationally renowned fitness expert Lisa Avellino. There was also a testimony from Bridgette Ratliff, a heart transplant survivor. In addition, Jacqi Justice, a functional nutritionist, shared heart-healthy recipes and the latest research.
To find out more about Fujifilm’s WeCaRED donations, visit FujifilmWeCaRED.com.