Denise Doring VanBuren
Vice President of Public Relations
Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation
2019 Dutchess-Ulster Go Red for Women Keynote Speaker:
Special Correspondent for The Dr. Oz Show and Author
Mara Schiavocampo is one of the most prominent television personalities in the country. A fixture of daytime TV, the four-time Emmy Award winning news correspondent has appeared on Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, The Today Show, The View, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Chew, and more. Mara is also a best-selling author, chart-topping podcast host, and sought after public speaker.
A celebrated journalist, Mara is a Special Correspondent for The Dr. Oz Show, covering everything from the most pressing health and wellness issues, to the big news stories of the day.
Over her 15 year journalism career, Mara has covered many of the biggest news stories of the last decade, most recently as a correspondent for ABC News’ Good Morning America. Prior to ABC News, Mara spent six years as an anchor and correspondent at NBC News and MSNBC. She has also worked as an international contributor and commentator for numerous news outlets and websites, including Current TV, Yahoo!, NPR and more.
Mara is a wellness enthusiast whose weight-loss memoir “Thinspired” (Simon & Schuster, 2014) documents her journey of losing 90 pounds after the birth of her first child. She followed this success by launching the "Elevated" podcast (formerly “Motivated”), debuting at #1 on the iTunes charts, and becoming one of the most popular podcasts about health and wellness.
Mara's tongue-twisting last name comes from her multi-cultural background. The daughter of an African-American mother and Italian father, she holds dual Italian-American citizenship, speaks fluent Italian, and can get by in Spanish and French. Mara is an avid traveler, and has lived in Somalia, Italy and the Philippines.
But by far the best part of Mara's life is as "Mrs. Porter", a wife, and mom to two rambunctious kids (and one adorable fur baby) in Harlem, New York. Oh yeah, she's also obsessed with shoes and Beyonce.
We can do this together!
Fifteen years ago, Go Red For Women was born as a campaign to raise awareness among women about their great health threat – heart disease. Slowly, the campaign grew into a movement – one that not only brought together thousands of women annually but became the trusted, passionate, relevant force for change to eradicate heart disease and stroke all over the world. Go Red For Women provides a platform for women and their families to lead healthier lives, and drive collective action for community transformation. It’s not just about wearing red; it’s not just about sharing heart health facts. It’s about:
The Go Red for Women luncheon continues to serve as the cornerstone event of the Go Red For Women movement in local communities. This empowering event focuses on preventing heart disease and stroke by promoting healthy lifestyles, building awareness and raising critically-needed funds to support research and education initiatives. Cardiovascular diseases, which include stroke, claim the life of a woman about every 80 seconds. We hope you will join us on our mission because about 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be prevented.
The time is now. Women are leaning into the idea that when we take a stand, commit, and work together, real change is possible.