Sister Fran Gorsuch, Event Chair
Sister Fran Gorsuch
Sister Fran Gorsuch, has been a Sister of Bon Secours for 49 years. Her formal educational background includes a BA in Philosophy from Loyola University of Maryland and a Masters Divinity from Duke Divinity School. But her most precious education came from growing up with loving parents, five brothers and two sisters, and from her years as a member of a community of religious women.
Sister Fran has been at Good Samaritan Hospital for 12 years, 10 as Vice-President of Mission, and currently as Director of Community Initiatives, and also serves part-time as Vocation Promoter for the Sisters of Bon Secours.
In addition, she serves as the Sisters of Bon Secours Representative on the Board of Directors of UNANIMA International, an NGO at the UN committed to Stopping the Demand for Trafficking of Women and Children, Justice for Immigrants and Refugees and Issues around water and the rights of all human beings for access to clean water.
Locally, she also serves on the Board of Catholic Community Services of Rockland Co., the Board of Directors of Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, the Bon Secours New York Health System Board of Directors, the Immigration Coalition of Rockland County, the P. Francis Murphy Initiative for Justice and Peace (Baltimore, named for one of our former Bishops), and the Healthy Priorities Committee of the Rockland County Department of Health.
As the 2012 Go Red For Women Chair, she is now proud to call the American Heart Association an organization that is close to her heart.
“There is a history of heart disease as well as cancer in my family, and I am deeply committed to promoting greater awareness of heart disease and to working toward healthy communities where programs celebrating healthy lifestyles, access to nutritious food, clean water and clean air are present. I am also committed to ensuring the human right to healthcare, including excellent cardiac care.” – Sister Fran Gorsuch
Welcome to the Tri-County Go Red For Women Luncheon! We’re delighted you are here and appreciate your interest in learning how you can advance health, stop heart disease and save women’s lives. That’s what the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement is all about.
Heart disease isn’t just a man’s problem. It’s a woman’s problem, too. In fact, it’s the No. 1 killer of women. And, tragically, far too few women realize their risk from this preventable disease. We need to raise women’s awareness of their risk and protect our mothers, daughters, sisters, friends and ourselves.
You can help, starting today. Here’s how:
First, take charge of your own heart health. Visit your doctor. Know your numbers (learn more at www.GoRedForWomen.org). You can improve your blood pressure, cholesterol and other numbers by making lifestyle changes. You’ll be healthier and look and feel better, too.
Second, join the American Heart Association in making it your mission to fight heart disease in women. Help spread the word that heart disease is women’s No. 1 killer. Share what you learn today with your family and members of your community. Tell five women you want them to live and we can help stop heart disease in our lifetime.
Third and last, consider making a contribution. Your donation today will make a difference in the lives of women here and across the country. You can help fund local and national Go Red activities that support awareness, research, education and community programs that benefit women.
Thank you again for being here. My hope is that you won’t leave today without committing to making a difference by joining the Go Red For Women movement — women everywhere need your help. Only one in five women believes that heart disease is her greatest health threat. We believe reducing risk and preventing heart disease starts with education — and you. There’s so much to do, and so much at stake.
With your commitment, we can help women and their families live longer, stronger lives. Thank you for your generous support.
Chief Executive Officer
American Heart Association
Join us and Make it Your Mission to help in the fight against heart disease in women.
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