Greater New Orleans American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women Digital ‘Lunch-In’”

The annual event became a digital “lunch-in” to raise awareness of cardiovascular health.
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Photos courtesy Greater New Orleans American Heart Association
Chairs Karen and Dr. Peter DeBlieux

The 2021 New Orleans “Go Red for Women Digital ‘Lunch-In’” continued the annual “Go Red” events to support the fight to end heart disease and stroke to improve the cultural health of Louisiana women who are disproportionately affected.

The March 5 digital event offered guests to choose their own adventure and join breakout rooms as part of the AHA’s “Empowerment Series” before rejoining all attendees with supporters nationwide for the program’s main session. The Power Hour session offered inspiring speakers, including CEO of New Orleans East Hospital Dr. Takeisha Davis, a dance break to get guests’ hearts pumping, an inspiring story from a survivor of heart disease and a video gathering with “table-mates” to discuss how all participants could take the message of “Live Fierce” into their daily lives.

Co-Chairs were Karen DeBlieux, Head of U.S. Corporate Banking at Capital One; and Dr. Peter DeBlieux, Emergency Medicine Physician and Chief Experience Officer at LCMC Health’s University Medical Center. WWL-TV’s Katie Moore served as Emcee. The annual Purseanality auction with purses and bags filled with favorite items and gift certificates also took place.

The New Orleans Go Red for Women digital “Lunch-In” is sponsored nationally by CVS Health and locally by United Healthcare, People’s Health, LCMC Health, Medtronic, LAMMICO, Capital One, LSU Health Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana and New Orleans East Hospital, among other generous supporters.

Approximately 133 patrons tuned in for the “lunch-in.”

Event at a Glance

What: “New Orleans Go Red for Women Digital ‘Lunch-In,’” benefiting Greater New Orleans American Heart Association

When: Friday, March 5

Where: Virtually via Bizzabo 

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Emcee Katie Moore
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Senior Specialty Benefits Account Executive Gulf States for sponsor United Healthcare Shirley Naquin
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Supporter Alisha Reed

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WVUE’s Shelly Brown Purseanality auction items 

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VP Asset Management for sponsor Entergy Michelle Bourg
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