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Adrienne Kirby Named Go Red Chair by the American Heart Association
Cooper is proud to announce that Adrienne Kirby, PhD, President and CEO of Cooper University Health Care, has been named the 2013 Southern New Jersey American Heart Association Go Red For Women luncheon chairperson.
The luncheon on Thursday, April 11, will be held at Lucien’s Manor in Berlin, N.J., and will raise awareness, promote education and build passion among South Jersey women so they know their personal risk of heart disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 4 killers of women.
“It is my privilege to serve as chair for the South Jersey Go Red For Women campaign,” said Dr. Kirby. “So many people are still unaware that heart disease and stroke, while often preventable, remain the top killers of women. Through this opportunity, I hope to raise awareness and also encourage women to take action to care for themselves as they do for their families.”
Dr. Kirby’s commitment to the South Jersey community is strong and longstanding. She has served on numerous community boards, including the Girl Scouts of Camden County and the Cerebral Palsy Association of NJ. Dr. Kirby was honored with the 2008 Community Service Award by the American College of Health Care Executives. Women and heart disease is an important issue to Dr. Kirby, who lost her mother at a young age to heart disease. This year marks her second time as chairperson for the Go Red For Women event.