American Heart Month 2016

Let’s unite to prevent heart disease and stroke.
Heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women, yet it’s 80% preventable.
 
We are excited and proud to partner with and support the American Heart Association to help educate consumers together on the importance of prevention of heart disease and stroke awareness.
 
February is American Heart Month. During the month, thousands of American Heart Association volunteers visit their neighbors. Their goal is to raise funds for research and education and pass along information about heart disease and stroke.  Learn how you can participate in American Heart Month by reading below.
 
NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY
Friday, February 5, 2016

 
Wear Red Day is an important part of the Go Red For Women goal to build awareness and urge women to take concrete actions to reduce their risk of heart disease, and to raise necessary funds for research and education.  By joining with hundreds of other individuals and organizations taking part in Wear Red Day, you can help us continue our efforts.
 
You can show your support on National Wear Red Day or any day throughout the year in many ways—from simply wearing red to helping organize an event at your workplace, school or local organization.
 
To register for National Wear Red Day and to learn more about Go Red For Women please visit www.heart.org/denverwearred
 
Why Take Action

  • Heart disease is not just a man’s disease. Each year, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke.
  • 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented.
  • Heart disease and stroke kill more women than men.
  • Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death for African-American women.
  • Hispanic women are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than Caucasian women.
  • 90% of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke.
  • Raising your voice and sharing how you or your loved ones have overcome heart disease is the strongest action you can take. Go Red For Women is encouraging all women who have been impacted by heart disease to speak red by telling their personal stories of diagnosis, treatment and survival against women’s No. 1 killer.

 
Women are strong. We are smart. We solve problems. Women can do anything men can do. And, there are some things we’re even better at – dying of heart disease and stroke. Like breaking barriers? Go Red! And help break the one against heart disease. When it comes to beating heart disease and stroke, change can be the cure. Make a change at GoRedForWomen.org.
 
Supporters:
 
Macy’s 
 
 
Thank you to our other sponsors:



 

 Events:

 
Cherry Creek North Chef Cook-off 
Friday, February 5, 2016, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Factory Design Labs, Cherry Creek North
Blue Island Oyster and Del Frisco’s Grill from Cherry Creek North Shopping District will go head to head in a “heart healthy cooking duel”.  This event is open to the public and FREE! For more information contact the Denver chapter at 303-801-4644 or www.facebook.com/ahadenver
 
Go Red & Girls Night Out
Saturday, February 6, 2016, 3pm to 5pm
Park Meadows Mall, Macy’s Court
Receive important information and tips on keeping your heart healthy, a wine charm craft station, free blood pressure screenings, music, great giveaways (while supplies last), beauty bar, prize drawings, and swag bags for the first 100 guests. This event is open to the public and FREE! For more information contact the Denver chapter at 303-801-4644 or www.facebook.com/ahadenver www.heart.org/denver
 
Drop Red Gorgeous
Friday, February 20, 2016, 11am to 1pm
Wellshire Event Center, Denver
Join the American Heart Association, Bellco Credit Union & Macy's for a morning  of fashion, friends, and fun! Learn how you can take charge of your heart health while being  inspired by the stories of our Macy’s Go Red mother/daughter models who have been personally affected by heart disease or stroke. This event is open to the public and FREE. For more information contact the Denver chapter at 303-801-4644 or www.facebook.com/ahadenver www.heart.org/denver