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2016 Wenger Awards and Dinner
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 The 16th Annual Wenger Awards

Monday, May 16, 2016

6:30 p.m. 

Grand Reception

7:00 p.m. 

Awards & Dinner

Union Station, East Hall

Washington, DC

The Wenger Awards annually honors individuals and organizations who are making extraordinary contributions to the advancement of women's heart health.

This signature event is attended by leaders in government, business, industry, advocacy, media, and medicine.

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 2016 Wenger Master of Ceremony

Meagan Fitzgerald

NBC News 4 (Washington, DC)


2016 Wenger Awardees

Excellence in Public Service

The Honorable Patricia Schroeder

Former U.S. Representative (Colorado)

During her 24 years representing the Denver, CO district in Congress, The Honorable Pat Schroeder was a champion for women’s health. She led the fight in 1993 to mandate that the National Institutes of Health include women in all subject research. She also introduced many bills to help women and families including the Women’s Health Equity Act.


Excellence in Medical Leadership

Viola Vaccarino, MD, PhD

Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

Emory University School of Medicine

Dr. Vaccarino, who specializes in cardiovascular epidemiology and prevention, is being honored for her groundbreaking research on sex and race differences in the social, behavioral and emotional determinants of cardiovascular risk and their links to cardiovascular disease. Her latest research on emotional stress and cardiovascular disease in young women will improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in younger women.


Excellence in Community Service

 Black Girls RUN!

Black Girls RUN! co-founders Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks are being honored for combating the obesity epidemic in the African-American community by launching more than 60 running groups across the country and creating a support system to help African-American women reach their health and fitness goals. Obesity is one of the main risk factors for heart disease. By encouraging African-American women to make health and fitness a priority in their lives, Black Girls RUN! is significantly contributing to the fight against heart disease in women, especially in African-American women.  


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2016 Corporate Host


Heart Patron Sponsor


Heart Healer Sponsor 


Heart Sister Sponsors


Heart Friend Sponsors


Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP

Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman 

2016 Sponsorship Opportunities

Join industry leaders in women's heart health as a sponsor of this prestigious program. Become a sponsor today!

For information on sponsorship, please contact WomenHeart CEO Mary McGowan.    

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