NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Liz Elting, Founder and CEO of the Elizabeth Elting Foundation and noted advocate for women's equality and health, is partnering with the American Heart Association and the Same Sky Foundation for a charity fundraiser to support both Same Sky's global work empowering underserved women through entrepreneurship as well as the AHA's Go Red For Women campaign promoting awareness of issues affecting women's cardiac health.
On Wednesday, October 10 in Manhattan's Upper East Side, the Shop With Your Heart benefit will feature discussions of critical women's cardiac health issues and CPR education, as well as opportunities for attendees to shop the Same Sky jewelry collection, made by women artisans in Rwanda and the US rebuilding their future.
"As Co-Chair of the AHA's Go Red For Women campaign promoting women's cardiac health education, I am thrilled to help bring these two great causes together," Elting said. "This event is all about empowering women to take control of their health and their futures, wherever they live, and I'm proud to help make it happen."
A trade initiative founded in 2008 by award-winning producer Francine LeFrak, Same Sky connects women in need with the training and education to overcome their circumstances, with 100% of net proceeds reinvested into helping more women. "I am a firm believer that economic power is social power and have seen how entrepreneurship can empower and lift up women," Elting said. "The women at Same Sky are an inspiring example of that principle at work."
Additionally, 15% of the event's proceeds will go to benefit Go Red For Women, which aims to educate and empower women in the fight against heart disease. Go Red For Women launched in 2004 to promote research, education, and treatment for women's cardiac health. While heart disease is the number one cause of death among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds, little attention is paid to this dangerous reality. Go Red For Women is about helping women take control of their heart health through lifestyle changes and education, harnessing the energy, passion, and power women have to band together to collectively wipe out heart disease.
About Liz Elting
Liz Elting, Founder and CEO of the Elizabeth Elting Foundation, is an entrepreneur, business leader, linguaphile, philanthropist, feminist, and mother. After living, studying, and working in five countries across the globe, Liz started TransPerfect out of an NYU dorm room. During her tenure as Co-CEO, she grew TransPerfect into the world's largest language solutions company, with over $600 million in revenue, 4,000+ employees, 11,000+ clients, and offices in more than 90 cities worldwide. Liz has been recognized as a NOW "Woman of Power & Influence," American Express' and Entrepreneur Magazine's "Woman of the Year," and one of Forbes' "Richest Self-Made Women."
About Go Red For Women
Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association's national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women because it's not just a man's disease. In fact, more women than men die every year from heart disease and stroke. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Go Red For Women advocates for more research and swifter action for women's heart health. Go Red For Women is nationally sponsored by Macy's and CVS Health. New York City Goes Red sponsor is the Elizabeth Elting Foundation.
About Same Sky
For a decade, Same Sky has provided employment and education opportunities for survivors of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide and formerly incarcerated women in the United States. Their mission is to empower all women under the same sky to use their talent to advance themselves. Same Sky gives the most vulnerable and underserved women, whether in Rwanda or the United States, a second chance by giving them confidence to use their voices, and supporting them to become self-sufficient entrepreneurs and role models for their families and communities.
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SOURCE Elizabeth Elting Foundation