ING Executive Kathy Murphy Named Chairwoman of American Heart Association's "Go Red For Women" Luncheon

December 4, 2007 Wallingford, CT Share: Print Subscribe to Email Alerts

Kathleen (Kathy) Murphy, chief executive officer, ING U.S. Wealth Management, will serve as the chairwoman of the 3rd Annual American Heart Association North Central Connecticut Go Red For Women Luncheon.  Murphy, who was recently named to FORTUNE Magazine’s prestigious 50 Most Powerful Women in Business list, will provide direction regarding recruitment and organizational activities for the luncheon. The luncheon will be held at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford on Thursday, February 28, 2008 from 10 am to 2 pm.

“ING realizes the strong need for women to receive life saving information about their heart health,” said Murphy. “I am proud to be involved with the Go Red For Women Luncheon and the Go Red For Women movement as my contribution to help raise awareness and educate the community, including ING employees about reducing the risk of heart disease.”

ING is the North Central Connecticut Goes Red sponsor and the local presenting sponsor of the Go Red For Women Luncheon. The event will include a reception, heart-healthy lunch, silent auction, inspiring Connecticut female survivor stories, an educational keynote speaker and an educational seminar sponsored by Aetna. NBC 30 and WTIC News Talk 1080 will serve as media partners for the event. The American Heart Association Go Red For Women Luncheon is sponsored nationally by Macy’s and Merck. Funds raised through events such as the Go Red For Women Luncheon support women-specific and women-related initiatives of the American Heart Association, including awareness, research, education and community programs.

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of American women, claiming more than 460,000 female lives annually, including more than 5,500 Connecticut women.  The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement was formed to turn around these statistics and offer women resources, information and hope.

Everyone – but especially women – is encouraged to attend the Go Red For Women Luncheon and learn how to take charge of their heart health. For more information or to purchase a ticket, call Robin Johnson, Regional Director of Special Events at 203-294-3555.

About the American Heart Association

Since 1924 the American Heart Association has helped protect people of all ages and ethnicities from the ravages of heart disease and stroke. These diseases, the nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers, claim more than 910,000 American lives a year.  The association invested nearly $474 million in fiscal year 2004–05 for research, professional and public education, advocacy and community service programs so people across America can live stronger, longer lives.  The American Heart Association serves Connecticut’s eight counties and population of more than 3.5 million people.  The American Heart Association is a proud member of Community Health Charities of Connecticut.

Press inquiries

Robert Townes, 203-294-3583 or Robert.townes@heart.org

About ING

ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, insurance and asset management to more than 75 million private, corporate and institutional clients in more than 50 countries.  With a diverse workforce of over 120,000 people, ING comprises a broad spectrum of prominent companies that increasingly serve their clients under the ING brand.
In the U.S., the ING family of companies offer a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients which include life insurance, retirement plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, direct banking, institutional investment management, annuities, employee benefits, financial planning, and reinsurance. ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves over 14 million customers across the nation. 

For more information, visit www.ing.com.