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Recap: An Affair of the Heart In Washington, DC

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Recap: An Affair of the Heart In Washington, DC


Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States, but only 21 percent of women view heart disease as a health threat. In fact more women die annually than men of cardiovascular diseases – over 460,000 per year, almost one per minute.
The two-fold mission of the Women’s Board in sponsoring the “An Affair of the Heart” events is to raise funds for the American Heart Association for vital research aimed at reducing disability and death from heart disease, the number-one killer among women, and to raise awareness of cardiovascular health issues among women.
The Women’s Board of the American Heart Association Greater Washington Region presented the 65th Annual “An Affair of the Heart” Luncheon and Fashion Show to benefit heart research and education. This event, occurring during the American Heart Month in February, hosted around 1200 people at Washington DC’s Marriott Wardman Park.
The event featured a luncheon and a MaxMara Fashion Show hosted by Bloomingdale’s which included top designer collections along with exclusive pieces.
The Women’s Board, comprised of over seventy volunteer members, aims to reduce death and disability from heart disease and stroke. To date, the Women’s Board has raised $5.6 million over the past eleven years to fund substantial American Heart Association research grants from esteemed institutions in the region.


In 2008, I launched AskMissA.com which grew from my personal blog into a site with 700 writers, covering the intersection of charity & lifestyle in 20 U.S. cities. With Charity + Life, I am going back to a personal blog where I can share my favorite things, and continue to shine a light on nonprofits, and cause marketing campaigns to inspire others to give as they live.

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