The Women's Board of the American Heart Association of Greater Washington is proud to present the 63rd annual Affair of the Heart Luncheon and Fashion Show. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women - almost 10 times that of breast cancer. Our luncheon has raised over $4.5 million over the last 10 years that is awarded to grant recipients chosen by the AHA. We are so proud to be part of an organization that is truly making a difference in the advancement of heart and stroke research. We are very excited to have Saks Fifth Avenue, Chevy Chase as our partner for this year's fashion show! We hope that you will join us for this wonderful event and help us promote heart health for all ages.
Established in 1948, the Women's Board is currently comprised of 56 active members and 40 associate members.
Members hail from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C.; and range in age from the late twenties to the early nineties.
Support the work of the American Heart Association to reduce disability and death from heart disease by raising funds for research.
Sponsor the annual Affair of the Heart Luncheon and Fashion Show, including the planning and execution of all aspects of this signature fund-raising event.
Fund substantial research grants at esteemed institutions like NIH, thanks to the 1,000+ event guests and generous support of corporations and foundations.
Together with the AHA, raise awareness of cardiovascular health issues, especially among women.
The Women's Board event has hosted nearly every First Lady at The Affair of the Heart luncheon, including Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Lady Bird Johnson, Rosalind Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush and Laura Bush.