As the American Heart Association (AHA) holds its annual Go Red Luncheon and Learning Session in Greenwich, Conn., on Thursday, March 24, a little bit of Fordham will have played a part in its success.
The AHA’s Go Red Luncheon committee was able to use meeting space at Fordham’s Westchester campus. Fordham often provided breakfast as well.
The collaboration was part of Fordham Westchester’s ongoing commitment to the local community and area organizations, said Lynne O’Connell, assistant dean of admission for Fordham College of Liberal Studies.
O’Connell, a member of the Go Red luncheon committee, helped plan the event, which raises funds for “Go Red For Women”—a social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health. And that's not all.
“This past February, one of our newly admitted students, Nick Mathis, volunteered to produce a video, which will be shown at the luncheon. Approximately 620 attendees will see the video,” O’Connell said. (See the video by clicking on this link.)
Fordham’s Westchester campus has worked with several area organizations. The Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson recently honored the campus with a community service award.