FORT WORTH, Texas--()--The Tarrant County Division of the American Heart Association will host the 2013 Go Red for Women Luncheon on Friday, March 1st at the Fort Worth Convention Center. This year’s luncheon will feature well-known attorney, author, TV personality and American Heart Association National Volunteer, Star Jones, who underwent successful open heart surgery in 2010.
For 10 years, women have been fighting heart disease individually and together as part of the Go Red For Women movement. More than 627,000 women’s lives have been saved, but the fight is far from over. Heart disease is still women’s No. 1 killer – it affects more women than men and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.
The luncheon will be chaired by Kathleen Searle, Communications Director for Bell Helicopter, and is open to the public. Registration, free health screenings (provided by Texas Health Resources) and silent auction open at 10:30 a.m., and the luncheon begins at 12:00 p.m. Tickets are $100 and are available by calling 817.698.5400 or visiting www.heart.org/tarrantcountygoredluncheon.
Keynote Speaker: Star Jones
Star Jones, the former New York City homicide prosecutor, Emmy-nominated TV host and best-selling author, has worked in television for nearly 20 years, offering a fresh perspective to the day’s most talked about crime and justice, political and sociological issues from the worlds of news, entertainment, politics and pop culture. Star is best known to television viewers as a co-host of ABC’s The View for nine years and as the go-to Legal Correspondent/Analyst who has covered and provided commentary on every major legal story of the last 20 years. Star can presently be seen on NBC's Today Show as the veteran legal analyst and as Co-Host of "Today's Professionals," the runaway hit commentary team of heavy hitters in the worlds of business, medicine and law.
This attorney, television personality, former prosecutor, political insider, philanthropist and bestselling author can now add Survivor and Heart Health Advocate to her impressive list of credentials. In 2010, Star underwent successful Open Heart Surgery and is now the American Heart Association’s National Volunteer utilizing her name, voice, time and international media platform to champion Heart Health in America in an effort to combat cardiovascular disease, the nation's number one killer.