2019 Wilmington Go Red For Women Luncheon
As the American Heart Association’s Chair for the 2019 Wilmington Go Red For Women, Kimberly Hoffman, Esq., a partner at the state-wide law firm of Morris James LLP, has been leading a spirited team of volunteers to organize, educate and fundraise to realize the mission of the Go Red for Women movement. By focusing on awareness, research, education, and community programs, Go Red seeks to encourage women in Delaware to take charge of their heart health and combat the No. 1 and No. 5 killers of American women - heart disease and stroke.
“I have been inspired by the work of the American Heart Association and Go Red For Women. The 2019 Executive Leadership Team is stellar, and we are on track to make this the most successful year yet,” says Hoffman. “The women of Delaware deserve quality healthcare, access to healthy foods and safe streets, which work preventatively to reduce the number of people who suffer from cardiovascular disease. Advances in cardiac and stroke research, along with raised awareness and lifestyle changes, saved my dad and in the last few months - and two colleagues! I look forward to spreading the word to Delaware women and funding more transformative research and legislative changes in the First State.”
Morris James LLP is honored to be a local sponsor of the 2019 Wilmington Go Red Luncheon to be held at the DuPont Country Club on May 16, 2019. To donate, register, volunteer, or become a sponsor, please visit http://bit.ly/goredwilmington.
The Go Red Executive Leadership Team includes Laura A. Kowal, M.P.T., J.D., Chief Legal Officer- Delaware Valley, Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital; Lenaye Lawyer, MD, Market Chief Medical Officer; AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware; Casey Wells, Senior Managing Director, Accenture; Frances West, Director at Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware; Charles Tomlinson, Jr., Vice-President, Today Media; and Jeffrey Miles, Manager, Exelon Utilities – Delmarva Power.
In her professional career at Morris James, Kimberly uses her twenty-plus years of legal experience to serve as lead counsel in real estate, healthcare, and government relations matters. In fact, Morris James has represented the American Heart Association’s legislative agenda in Dover, with T21, a measure to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21, just now passed in the Senate and going on to the House. “I’m proud to represent the American Heart Association as it works to improve the social determinates of health for Delawareans, one bill at a time.” Kimberly has been ranked as a leading business lawyer by Chambers USA since 2007. Chambers notes Kimberly’s reputation for handling all aspect of healthcare-related real estate matters. She chairs Morris James’ land use practice and heads the multi-disciplinary Morris James Healthcare Team. You can follow the Delaware Healthcare Industry blog that she edits for the latest on Delaware healthcare law and policy https://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Healthcare-Industry-Blog. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (302) 888-5209.
The American Heart Association raises funds from local and national Go Red For Women activities to support awareness, research, education and community programs to benefit women. Unfortunately, only 55 percent of women realize heart disease is their No. 1 killer and less than half know what are considered healthy levels for cardiovascular risk factors like blood pressure and cholesterol. The Go Red For Women movement works to make sure women know they are at risk so they can take action to protect their health. With education and lifestyle modifications, 80% of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle modifications.