Let's Kick Off Heart Month Right!

Heart Month is in February!

January 31, 2019

The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, together with its Go Red for Women movement, is asking the Greater Richmond community to ‘wear red and give’ to support Go Red for Women on National Wear Red Day: Friday, February 1, 2019.

Why wear red and give? Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Someone you know and love may be affected – at any age. Heart disease and stroke claim the lives of 1 in 3 women – a third of our mothers, sisters and friends. It’s time to change this fact.

Please support the movement in central Virginia by wearing red this Friday, February 1, National Wear Red Day or by participating in one of our fundraising or awareness activities this month:

 Local Businesses and Babies Go Red – Feb. 1 

Join local businesses and organizations on this day by wearing red, raising awareness and donating to the cause at WearRedDay.org. Newborns at area hospitals will also receive hand knitted, red hats by AHA local volunteers with the Little Hats Big Hearts program. Great photo opportunity!  Call us for a list of locations. 

Go Red for Women Luncheon, Feb. 22 

Location: Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa

  • Networking reception with wellness expo, workshops, silent auction, heart healthy lunch and inspiring speakers. Locally sponsored by Bon Secours Richmond. For tickets, visit:  www.GoRedRVA.heart.org

Casting Call | Feb. 23, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: Petersburg Family YMCA and Shady Grove Family YMCA

  • Interviewing local cardiovascular disease and stroke survivors to become local spokespeople for the American Heart Association. 

Free Heart Health Screenings – every Thursday in February at CVS Health

  • National sponsor CVS Health is offering no-cost heart health screenings every Thursday in February at MinuteClinic® locations. 

Join the conversation by using #GoRedRVA on social media.