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6th Annual Go Red For Women Luncheon and Fashion Show Attracts Hundreds
Date:2/11/2009

This past Friday, February 6, over 700 men and women came together, dressed in red in support of the 6th Annual Go Red for Women Luncheon and Fashion Show.

Dover, DE (Vocus) February 11, 2009 -- This past Friday, February 6, over 700 men and women came together, dressed in red in support of the 6th Annual Go Red for Women Luncheon and Fashion Show. The event was hosted by the American Heart Association and held at the Sheraton Dover Hotel on North DuPont Highway. Held every year the Luncheon is a social and educational event designed to encourage women to focus on heart health, increase awareness and promote heart research. Wilmington University was proud to be among the many sponsors of the event that benefits the Kent County Division of the American Heart Association. Students from the University's Information Technology and Advanced Communications division also designed a multi-media presentation and video in conjunction with University Relations.

Dr. Betty Caffo, Wilmington University Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs attended the event as well as other University staff all dressed in red to support the American Heart Association. Janet Gill, Site Associate at Wilmington University's Dover site participated in the fashion show as a Go Red models.

"My story with heart disease began fifteen years ago when my mother, complaining that her asthma medication wasn't working, went to the doctor only to find out that she had coronary artery disease," said Gill. "Then two years ago in the summer of 2006, I got a call from my father who was vacationing in Las Vegas. While gambling with a handful of chips he had suffered an aortic artery aneurism rupture, a rupture so deadly that only one out of every two people survive. My father was one of the lucky survivors."

After seeing how heart disease had affect her family Janet Gill decided to ta
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