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American Heart Association announces Dr. Holly Atkinson to keynote at Go Red For Women Wellness Expo and Luncheon

Go Red for Women - American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – Well-known media personality Dr. Holly Atkinson, senior on-air medical correspondent and chief medical editor of HealthiNation, a digital consumer health video network, will be the keynote speaker at the Go Red For Women Wellness Expo and Luncheon on April 29th.

The annual health expo and luncheon takes place from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Music City Center, and will demonstrate tips on healthy living to more than 400 female guests while raising funds for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement supporting women-focused research and education fighting their No. 1 killer, heart disease.

Dr. Holly Atkinson named keynote speaker for American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Wellness Expo and Luncheon
Dr. Holly Atkinson named keynote speaker for American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Wellness Expo and Luncheon

Tickets are available at Nashvillegored.heart.org

Atkinson has served as a medical correspondent with NBC’s TODAY, CBS Morning News, Lifetime Medical Television and the PBS health show BodyWatch. She worked as senior vice president for Lifetime Medical Television and was president and CEO of Reuters Health Information, Inc. She has been a frequent guest on ABC News Now.

Atkinson is also assistant professor of Medicine and co-director of the Advancing Idealism in Medicine Program at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and adjunct professor of Public Health at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

This will be the first visit to Nashville for Atkinson. Her highly-anticipated address to the Go Red luncheon crowd will focus on how – and why – women can live a healthier, happier life.

“I support Go Red for Women because heart disease is the #1 killer of women,” says Atkinson.

“What do I want all women to know about taking care of themselves? By taking care of yourself, you do two things: first, you will feel better and thus have more energy to do the things you want to do, including nurturing others and second, you will set a powerful example for your friends and family, especially your children.

“It’s a win-win, you will feel better, you’ll live longer, and you’ll be a great role model, all at the same time.”

Event Information

When: Wednesday, April 29th, 10:00am-1:00pm. The Wellness Expo begins at 10:00am, and the Luncheon at noon.

Where: Music City Center, Nashville

Keynote Speaker: Holly Atkinson, M.D., award-winning medical correspondent and chief medical editor of HealthiNation

EMCEE: Jennifer Waddell, anchor, Fox 17 This Morning

Tickets: www.Nashvillegored.heart.org/
Direct link: https://nashvillegored.ahaevents.org/site/displayPage.do?siteIdCode=Z9G2I6OE&pageId=15288

Contact:  Lacey Edwards,

Chairs: Liz Schatzlein, Go Red For Women Campaign Chair

Deborah Pitts, Circle of Red Chair

Michael Moschel and Evelio Rodriguez, M.D., Red Tie Society Co-Chairs

Sponsors: Go Red For Women is nationally sponsored by Macy’s and locally sponsored by Saint Thomas Heart.

Local media sponsors include Fox 17, The Big 98 WSIX, and Outfront Media. Go Red Por Tu Corazón sponsor is Activa 1240.

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