More than 300 people, mostly women dressed in red, attended the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Luncheon and Health and Wellness Expo on May 4 at the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa. They were there to learn more about heart disease and stroke prevention, and to support survivors.
This year’s keynote speaker was Connecticut-based David Katz, M.D., an internationally recognized authority on nutrition, weight management and the prevention of chronic disease. Katz asked the audience to raise their hand if they knew someone affected by heart disease, then another hand if they someone affected by stroke. Nearly everyone in the room raised their hands.