New York, NY (February 7, 2017) – British A. Robinson, CEO of the Women’s Heart Alliance, released the following statement today regarding the Woman’s Day 14th Annual Red Dress Awards:
“I am so pleased that Dr. Holly Andersen, medical adviser to the Women’s Heart Alliance, was recognized tonight at the Woman’s Day 14th Annual Red Dress Awards for her tireless dedication to the fight against women’s heart disease.
Today, too many women suffer from a largely preventable disease. What many people don’t know is that when it comes to heart disease and stroke, women and men are not the same. Women’s risk factors and symptoms can be different and women experiencing a heart attack are more likely than men to delay treatment-seeking, receive the wrong diagnosis and die in the year following a heart attack. As a leading authority in preventive cardiology, a committed advocate for women, and transformative force in helping launch the Women’s Heart Alliance, Dr. Andersen has made an indelible mark on this issue and on the lives of women across the country. I look forward to continuing our work together to fight this disease, which is killing too many of our friends, daughters, sisters, mothers and wives.”
About the Women’s Heart Alliance
The Women’s Heart Alliance (WHA) was formed to raise awareness, encourage action and drive new research to fight women’s heart disease. It is a unique collaboration between two of America’s leading medical institutions—the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center—and two major philanthropists and leaders in business and entertainment, Barbra Streisand and Ronald O. Perelman. Learn more at www.womensheartalliance.org, and on Facebook @Womens Heart Alliance, Twitter @WHA and Instagram @womensheartalliance.