The American Heart Association’s 11th annual Philadelphia Go-Red-for-Women luncheon was held May 9, 2014. The luncheon served as the culminating event in the year- long Go Red for Women Campaign to raise funds and awareness around the number one killer of women (and men), heart disease.
The Luncheon was a mission filled day and, with approximately 800 guests in attendance, more than $1 million was raised in the fight against cardiovascular disease and stroke. This represents a new record for the Philadelphia Go Red for Women Luncheon and, with more than $150,000 in growth over last year, ranks the Philadelphia Go Red for Women Initiative as the number three American Heart Association Go Red for Women campaign in the entire country!
Proceeds from the Luncheon will fund research grants that will be used to uncover future medical breakthroughs. Past AHA research grants led to many important life-saving discoveries, including: CPR, implantable pacemakers, and drug coated stents.
GPCC Board Member Donna Allie, the President and Founder of Team Clean, Inc. served as Chair for the American Heart Association’s 2014 Go Red for Women Campaign Chair. Donna led the campaign to an all-time high by working diligently to champion this important cause throughout the year.
Team Clean, Inc is a commercial cleaning company headquartered in Philadelphia. Ms. Allie and Team Clean are recipients of numerous government, business, civic and community service awards and citations.