DETROIT, August 2022 — The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is pleased to announce Shatica McDonald, a managing director at Accenture, as the newly appointed chair for the 2023 Go Red For Women campaign serving Southeastern Michigan. This campaign will continue to raise awareness about heart disease, the leading cause of death for women, and culminate with the signature Detroit Go Red for Women® Luncheon on March 10, 2023

McDonald shares a deep passion for the American Heart Association's mission and knows firsthand the impact heart disease and stroke can have on families. As chair, McDonald will lead the fundraising efforts of the Southeastern Michigan Go Red For Women campaign and work closely with the campaign Executive Leadership Team, as well as American Heart Association staff and partners to achieve success.

This year, the American Heart Association and its volunteer leadership team have a record-breaking fundraising goal," said McDonald. "I am pleased to lead efforts that support the vital mission of the American Heart Association and raise community awareness of the latest forms of prevention for heart disease and stroke and the ways technology is advancing the fight against heart disease. Together, we can create positive outcomes for women impacted by heart disease and stroke across the country."

The campaign is currently seeking stories from Metro Detroit women of diverse backgrounds and communities who have been impacted by heart disease and stroke, especially those who experienced heart-related issues during pregnancy.

The Detroit Go Red for Women Luncheon is sponsored nationally by CVS Health and locally by Accenture.  

To submit your survivor story please, email



About Go Red for Women®

The American Heart Association’s signature initiative, Go Red for Women®, is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally. While nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, claiming the lives of 1 in 3 women. For 17 years, Go Red for Women has encouraged awareness. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power of women to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges them to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk. It also gives them tools they need to lead a heart healthy life. The Go Red for Women movement is nationally sponsored by CVS Health, with additional support from national cause supporters. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-AHA-USA1 (242-8721).


About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1 (242-8721).


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