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 Southeastern Michigan Go Red For Women fundraising efforts 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.