GREATER CINCINNATI, Nov. 14, 2023 – The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization devoted to a world of healthier lives for all, announces Laura Tomlin, chief administrative officer at The E.W. Scripps Company and Jenny Collopy, vice president, chief marketing and communications officer at The Christ Hospital Health Network as co-chairs of the 2024 Greater Cincinnati Go Red for Women campaign. Go Red for Women is a worldwide initiative of the American Heart Association designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women locally, nationally, and globally.
Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, claiming more lives each year than all forms of cancer combined. Cardiovascular disease continues to be a woman’s greatest health threat, taking the life of one in every three women.
Laura Tomlin is a longstanding supporter of the American Heart Association and has served as a Circle of Red member and community advocate.
“I see remarkable stories of adversity and recovery every day,” Tomlin said. “Seeing firsthand how the work of the American Heart Association affects the lives of everyday Americans is what inspired me to co-chair the Go Red Movement this year, and I know we can take our message of self-care and prevention to even more women than ever this year.”
Jenny Collopy was one of nine local women who worked to advance heart health and fundraise through the Woman of Impact initiative. Collopy was not only named the 2023 award winner, but she was one of only four women nationwide to achieve Centennial Club status, an elite group honoring women who scored 100,000 points or more.
“Participating in the Woman of Impact program and assuming the role of co-chair for the Go Red for Women campaign holds deep personal significance for me. My passion for the mission of the American Heart Association is unwavering, and I find that it harmoniously aligns with my work at The Christ Hospital Health Network,” Collopy said.
“We are thrilled to have Laura and Jenny’s experience, conviction and passion to help drive Go Red in Greater Cincinnati. Together, we know that we will have a positive impact on the lives of women in our community and the families that depend on them,” said Alyson Poling, executive director for the American Heart Association, Greater Cincinnati.
This year’s Go Red for Women movement and its local achievements will be celebrated on May 1, 2024. For more information about the Go Red for Women campaign, contact Tricia.Sunders@heart.org or visit www.heart.org/cincygored.
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 the majority 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 20 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 GoRedforWomen.org or call 1-800-AHA-USA1 (242-8721)
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.