American Heart Association Celebrates Heart Month with Awareness Activities Throughout February

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 1/26/2015, 2:17 p.m.
Each February, the American Heart Association (AHA) shines a spotlight on the number one killer of all Americans – heart ...

o Free Wear Red Day Kit: Show your support by wearing red to build awareness and inspire action. The AHA has created a free Wear Red Day activation kit. To access, please visit: www.goredforwomen.org/wearredday

o ‘Couture for A Cause’ at Melodrama Boutique: On Feb 6, fashion and health merge in support of Go Red For Women. Guests are invited to will shop, enjoy lite bites and beverages and learn more about the AHA. A portion of the Melodrama sales from the evening will be donated to the American Heart Association. Melodrama Boutique 5306 Alameda Rd. Houston 77004. Event Time: 5-9pm. For more information please visit: www.melodramaboutique.com.

o Red Buildings: Many Houston institutions will celebrate the National Wear Red Day on February 6 by turning their building reds including City Hall, Hotel ZaZa, Houston Public Library, Houston Fire Station 8, many Memorial Hermann buildings, Riverway Business Services. Hines has encouraged its buildings worldwide to show support. Locally, that includes Williams Tower, One Shell, Chase Tower, 717 Texas, and 1100 Louisiana, and 16945 Northchase.

o Work out for Free at the Y: On Feb. 6, the Y invites anyone wearing red in honor of Go Red For Women Day to work out for free at any of its Houston-Area YMCAs. Guests will need to check-in at the front desk to participate. To participate, register as a guest member with the Y staff at the Welcome Center. Some restrictions may apply. To find the Y location nearest you, visit www.ymcahouston.org.

  • Feb. 7, 2015

o Pink Goes Red For Day: On Feb. 7, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated® Houston Metropolitan Area Chapters host “Pink Goes Red for A Day” at Houston Baptist University. This event is a free women’s health symposium and will feature local health professionals who specialize in cardiovascular disease, stroke, nutrition and physical fitness. A lite lunch and door prizes will be provided. Houston Baptist University is located at 7502 Fondren Street, Houston, TX 77074. Event Time: 11am-2pm. To register visit: www. pinkgoesredhouston.eventbrite.com or email pinkgoesredhouston@gmail.com.

  • Feb. 8, 2015 – Go Red Sunday

o Go Red Sunday: On Feb. 8, the AHA encourages faith-based organizations to celebrate heart month and wear red day through a program called “Go Red Sunday.” Local organizations can download a free kit to participate at: www. goredforwomen.org/goredsunday

  • Feb. 10 - 16, 2015

o Macy’s Extended Red Dress Pin Sale: Macy’s will offer an extended Red Dress Pin Sale for $2.00 with all proceeds benefitting Go Red For Women. Customers who buy the pin will receive all-day savings at Macy’s.

  • Feb. 12, 2015

o Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection Watch Party: The American Heart Association-Houston will host a watch part for the Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection. A high fashion kick off to Mercedes Benz Fashion week, this year’s event is the place to be and even features Houston’s own Veronica Sanchez, a national spokeswoman for the Go Red For Women Campaign. For more information call 713.610.5000.

  • Feb. 14, 2015

o Houston Heart Ball at Hilton Americas: Love is in the air as AHA hosts the most anticipated social event of the season, the 2015 Heart Ball by The Friedkin Group and Lexus. This elegant, black-tie event will feature dinner, dancing and a live auction. For more information and tickets visit: houstonheartball.heart.org or contact 713.610.5000.