Quicken Loans Sponsors Go Red For Women Luncheon to Raise Awareness of Heart Disease

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The nation’s largest online lender supports heart disease research through educational initiatives and fundraisers

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women. To help raise awareness of the importance of heart health, Quicken Loans Inc. is sponsoring the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® Luncheon on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at the MGM Grand Detroit (1777 Third St, Detroit, Michigan).

The event will bring together more than 750 of southeast Michigan’s most prominent female leaders from corporate, medical, educational and social communities to raise awareness and funds for heart disease research specific to women’s needs. Other local sponsors include Toyota and ArvinMeritor, and Macy’s and Merck on the national level.

Paula Silver, Vice President of Communications at Quicken Loans, serves as Co-Chair of the Go Red For Women® Luncheon, and Stephanie Stevenson, Associate Vice President of Compensation and Benefits, at Quicken Loans, serves on the Executive Leadership Team.

“It’s time that women begin thinking and taking care of themselves first,” said Silver. “The Go Red for Women campaign emphasizes education and awareness, which is the first step toward eradicating cardiovascular disease and ensuring that we live long lives for the people we love. I encourage all women to visit GoRedForWomen.org to learn more about heart health and our Go Red campaign.”

The event begins at 9 a.m. with registration, health screenings, informational exhibits and sessions, as well as a silent auction. Massages, Shutterbooth photo keepsakes and an Estee Lauder red lipstick station offers attendees the opportunity to feel pampered. At 12 noon, inspiring educators will speak, a heart-healthy lunch will be served and a red dress fashion show will highlight the power of red for women of every age.

The color red and the red dress have become synonymous with the ability all women have to live healthier lives. To spread the message of the red dress, Quicken Loans team members are selling red dress pins for $5 throughout the month of February, with all proceeds donated to the Go Red campaign. In addition, the Detroit Medical Center’s renowned cardiologist, Dr. Mahir Edler, visited the Quicken Loans Detroit office (the 50-state refinance and purchase lender’s headquarters) to educate team members on the early signs of cardiovascular disease and the importance of hearth health.

To empower women to take charge of their heart health, the American Heart Association created Go Red For Women® – a campaign designed to educate, inspire and celebrate women’s health. Cardiovascular disease claims the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year. The disease takes the life of one in three women annually, and on average, more than 40 women die from heart disease and stroke in Michigan each day. For more information about the luncheon, visit http://www.heart.org/semi, and to learn more about the Go Red campaign, visit GoRedForWomen.org.

About Quicken Loans Inc:
Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s largest online retail mortgage lender and among the five largest overall retail home lenders in the United States. The company closed a record $29 billion in retail home loan volume across all 50 states in 2010, and recently closed its 1 millionth loan. Quicken Loans employs approximately 3,700 team members and generates loan production from five web centers located in Michigan, Ohio and Arizona. The company also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Michigan as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in customer satisfaction among all home mortgage lenders in the United States by J.D. Power and Associates for 2010. “QuickenLoans.com” has been named “Best of the Web” by Forbes and Money magazines. The company also has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s list of the country’s “100 Best Companies To Work For” eight consecutive years, ranking as high as #2, and named in the Top-15 of Computerworld magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work In Technology” for six years in a row. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in the Detroit Free Press’ ‘Top Workplaces of 2010’ List. The company recently moved its headquarters and 1,700 of its 3,700 full-time team members to downtown Detroit. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit http://www.quickenloans.com.

About Rock Holdings Inc:
Rock Holdings Inc. is the parent company for several financial services related businesses and employs over 4,000 team members. These client-focused and technologically-driven companies include Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online home lender and One Reverse Mortgage unit, the fastest growing reverse mortgage lender in America; Title Source, a nationwide leader of title insurance and settlement services; Quicken Loans Mortgage Services (QLMS), a mortgage origination platform servicing community banks and credit unions across the country; In-House Realty, the preferred real estate partner of Quicken Loans that matches clients with trusted real estate agents in all 50 states; and, Quizzle.com, the online innovator and website where consumers manage their home, money and credit. Rock Holdings, Inc. also recently moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit.

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