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Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Hosts Fifth Annual Go Red Women’s Leadership Breakfast Recognizing National Wear Red Day and Go Red for Women® Campaign

Feb 21, 2014

New York —


Morgan Stanley Wealth Management will partner with the American Heart Association (AHA) – Westchester and Fairfield Counties, to host the fifth annual Go Red Women’s Leadership Breakfast at the Firm’s Westchester campus on Monday, February 24.

The breakfast, open to the public, will feature a conversation with Emmy award nominated TV host, attorney, best-selling author, and former New York City homicide prosecutor Star Jones and Susan Smith Ellis, Chief Marketing Officer, Morgan Stanley, with special remarks by Gregory Plage, Executive Director, American Heart Association – Westchester and Fairfield Counties.

In 2010, Star Jones underwent successful open heart surgery and in 2011 was named the American Heart Association’s National Volunteer, utilizing her name, voice, time and international media platform to combat cardiovascular disease, the nation’s number one killer, and champion Heart Health in America.

“It is my pleasure to host this leadership breakfast, which helps raise awareness and empower women to take control of their heart health,” said Susan Smith Ellis.  “I think that Star’s story of grace and courage will resonate with attendees and inspire them to make the necessary changes in their life.”

“We know that Star will inspire women to use their power and strength to make changes in their lives,” said Gregory Plage.  “We commend Morgan Stanley for shining a spotlight on heart disease – the number one killer of women.”

The breakfast takes place Monday, February 24, 8:00 a.m. at the Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Headquarters: 2000 Westchester Avenue Auditorium, Purchase, NY 10077.  Reservations are required for security access, and limited seating is available.  Please R.S.V.P. to

Go Red For Women® captures the energy, passion and the spirit power of women to band together and speak out against a silent killer.  Designed to celebrate the power and authentic voice of women, their influence and strength in numbers, Go Red For Women® is gaining momentum as more and more leaders are lending their voice to the American Heart Association’s call for action and change. 

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Go Red For Women®, powered by the American Heart Association’s research,educates and connects millions of women of all ages. With one out of three women still dying from heart disease, we continue to fight this No. 1 killer by helping women turn simple choices into life-saving actions. Whether it’s eating healthier, exercising more, reducing our cholesterol, or quitting smoking, Go Red helps women make these choices for themselves and each other.

Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. To help prevent, treat and defeat these diseases – America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers – we fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health.

The guest speaker is neither an employee nor affiliated with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.  Opinions expressed by the guest speaker are solely his or her own and do not necessarily reflect those of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. 

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