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Cardiovascular disease or stroke kills a woman every 80 seconds in the United States; nearly half a million lives each year. Go
Red For Women encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease, and also action to save more lives.
The achievement gap between students of color and white students remains a vast chasm. In 2015, the 12th-grade achievement gap in reading was 30 points between white students and black students, while the white/Hispanic reading achievement gap in 2015 was 20 points (National Center for Education Statistics). Students of color need better education, but
it shouldn’t end there. They need inspiration, examples of what they can achieve.
This is why our firm’s New York, Boston, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles offices all participated
in the 2017 Go Red for Women campaign, to raise money to end heart disease and stroke in women.
On January 31, members of
our Los Angeles office took
the entire student body of
St. Mary’s Academy, a Southern California girl’s school, to view Hidden Figures, a film about black female mathematicians who worked at NASA during the Space Race of the 1960s,
in the hopes of inspiring the students with the opportunity and promise that the film celebrates. Attendees included 270 students, grades 9-12, and 30 faculty members.

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