PHILADELPHIA, March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 150 guests attended the American Heart Association's Navy Yard Goes Red event last night, hosted by FS Investments at the company's Philadelphia Navy Yard headquarters for the second year in a row.
The event raised funds for the Heart Association's national Go Red For Women initiative, an effort that advocates for more research and swifter action for women's heart health through coordinated educational programming, fundraising and events annually. While more commonly associated with men, heart disease is the number one killer of women, causing one in three deaths each year (approximately one woman every minute).
"We are grateful for our partnership with FS Investments," says Laura Hollot, Executive Director of the American Heart Association Philadelphia office. "Sponsors and community partners like FS Investments contribute to the success of Go Red For Women, and help AHA with our ultimate goal of raising awareness and funds towards eradicating heart disease."
This year's Navy Yard Goes Red event featured a panel discussion of female executives from Philadelphia's Navy Yard business community, moderated by NBC10's Rosemary Connors. Panelists included: Dawn Zier, CEO of Nutrisystem & Go Red For Women Chair, Lisa Detwiler, Chief Compliance Officer of FS Investments, Wendy McDevitt, Chief Talent Ambassador of Urban Outfitters, Inc., and Donna Allie, Founder & CEO of Team Clean.
Participants shared key moments in their journeys to success, and helped raise awareness about the importance of women's heart health.
"Throughout one's career, there are times when things don't go exactly as planned," explains Dawn Zier, CEO of Nutrisystem & Go Red For Women Chair. "I have learned that one's reaction to these challenges is what really defines us as leaders," Zier continued. "Ultimately it comes down to one's self confidence, self-respect and ability to deal with change. Navy Yard Goes Red was a great opportunity to share these experiences with others."
The partnership between the Heart Association and FS Investments stems from a shared commitment to health, both financial and physical.
"At FS Investments, we're big believers in helping people develop disciplined financial and physical habits so they can lead long, fulfilling and healthy lives," says Michael Forman, Chairman and CEO of FS Investments. "We're proud to partner with the American Heart Association to bring awareness to the importance of both heart health and financial wellness."
About FS Investments:
FS Investments is a leading asset manager dedicated to helping individuals, financial professionals and institutions design better portfolios. The firm provides access to alternative sources of income and growth through funds managed in partnership with top institutional investment advisers. It focuses on setting industry standards for investor protection, education and transparency.
FS Investments is headquartered in Philadelphia with offices in Orlando and Washington, DC. The firm currently manages six funds with over $19 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2016. Its affiliated broker-dealer, FS Investment Solutions, LLC (member FINRA/SIPC), distributes its offerings.
About FS Foundation:
The FS Foundation is the philanthropic arm of FS Investments. It aims to positively impact communities through championing civic leadership, volunteerism and philanthropy at all levels of the firm. FS Foundation programs include an employee service initiative that offers monthly opportunities to volunteer with non-profit partners, a charitable giving matching program and a disaster relief matching program. Visit www.fsinvestments.com/about/fs-foundation to learn more.
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke- the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
SOURCE FS Investments; American Heart Association