500 People Go Red for Women in Burlington

By Lauren Maloney

Published 01/30 2014 03:58PM

Updated 01/31 2014 08:35AM

Burlington, Vt. - Around $100,000 will go along way in Vermont to prevent heart disease and stroke.

The 8th annual "Go Red for Women Luncheon" was held Thursday.

Lauren Maloney was co-emcee for her 6th year, along with Tara Madison from Star 92.9.

It was a sea of red. Around 500 women, and some brave men, packed the Sheraton in Burlington.

Everyone had one goal in mind, to put a stop to the number one killer of women.

"Bringing awareness to the simple steps we can all take to change our lifestyles, to have a healthier diet, have more physical activity and take those steps needed so that we can reduce our risk for heart disease,” said Catherine Hamilton, VP of Consumer Services at BCBS of Vermont.

Again, organizers say they exceeded their goal.  It was the most well attended in recent memory.  The parking lot was so packed there were no available spots at noon.

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