Go Red For Women logoWhy does heart disease matter to you? That’s the question the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women luncheon will try to answer on Tuesday.

Featuring 24 women in leading TV, magazine, online and radio media positions, the event in New York will be co-hosted by Today show host Natalie Morales and AHA CEO Nancy Brown. It will feature AHA volunteers Star Jones, President National Association of Professional Women & American Heart Association National Volunteer,  and Laura Bell Bundy, actress, singer, songwriter, and Go Red For Women spokesperson  in a roundtable discussion.

In addition to sharing personal stories about heart diseases and stroke, other topics expected to be discussed include gender-specific research, heart disease in young women and other ways the AHA can continue saving lives for another decade.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women – more deadly than all forms of cancer — causing one in three deaths each year. The Go Red For Women movement was launched a decade ago and has contributed to saving the lives of 650,000 women by spreading awareness about heart disease and educating women how to lead healthier lives.