Founder and CEO of American Fashion Network Jackie Ferrari Chosen to Lead Syracuse’s American Heart Association Go Red for Women in 2022
American Fashion Network’s (AFN) founder and CEO, Jackie Ferrari, has been chosen to lead Central New York’s premier campaign to educate the public about the dangers that heart disease poses to women, and raise money for the American Heart Association. For years, Syracuse Go Red for Women has brought together community and business leaders, and members of the public to fight back against the scourge of heart disease in women.
Heart disease kills hundreds of thousands of Americans every year and is the number one killer of both men and women, accounting for nearly 1 in 4 deaths. On average, someone dies of cardiovascular disease every 36 seconds in the United States, and the problem is being exacerbated by the rising prevalence of diabetes and obesity. Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined.
Ferrari has been a longtime supporter of Syracuse Go Red for Women and attributes her passion for defeating heart disease to the toll it has taken on her family, and countless others in Central New York. “The tragedy of heart disease has hit close to home for me, and I know that is true of so many others. Sadly, the problem is getting worse, not better, with time. We’ve got to fight back, and get control of this extremely deadly, but often preventable, disease.” said Ferrari.
Over the next year, Ferrari plans to apply the same energy and zeal to defeating heart disease as she does every day leading American Fashion Network. She’s laid out an ambitious plan, pledging to raise funds for the American Association, along with an aggressive campaign to educate the public and raise awareness of the danger of heart disease, along with ways of preventing it. Ferrari plans to draw on her extensive network of relationships in Central New York to bring together women-owned and -focused businesses, community leaders, and members of the public in a joint effort.
This isn’t Ferrari’s, or AFN’s first effort to help Syracuse Go Red for Women. AFN hosted a pop-up sale for the cause in October that donated all proceeds, and the company donated a portion of its online sales to the American Heart Association for three months last year. But Ferrari says she’s just getting started. “We have to turn the tide on heart disease, and I’m not going to stop until that happens” she said.
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