Kick off American Heart Month by celebrating National Wear Red Day® with the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® Movement

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, are asking you 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.

That’s why the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement, nationally sponsored by CVS Health encourages you to show your support by wearing red and giving on Friday, February 1 to help raise awareness and save lives from heart disease. Here’s how you can join us in support of women’s health:

Wear red to raise awareness about heart disease – the leading cause of death in women. You can get the iconic Red Dress Pin at ShopHeart.org.
Make a donation to support the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association at WearRedDay.org or at your local CVS Pharmacy, February 3- 23.
Take action for your heart health. To help women better understand their risk for heart disease, CVS Health is offering no cost heart health screenings every Thursday in February, including Valentine’s Day, at CVS MinuteClinics nationwide.
Join the conversation by using #WearRedAndGive on social media.

Local businesses, community groups, hospitals, towns and schools participate in the go red movement to help raise awareness and funds to fight cardiovascular disease including lighting local buildings and parks glowing RED. Follow us on Twitter @WNYHeart or Facebook and Instagram @AHANewYork, #GoRedBuffalo #WearRedDay.

The following is a schedule of GO RED supporters and events:

The Go Red for Women® Luncheon Friday, February 8th at the Lexus Club from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with Presenting Sponsor, Catholic Health Heart Center of Mercy Hospital. Special guest speaker Dr. Eram Chaudhry, MD, Interventional Cardiologist, Heart Center at Mercy Hospital.
The following buildings and parks are ‘glowing’ red in support of Wear Red Day, February 1st, Go Red for Women® & American Heart Month including:
One Canalside goes red February 1st & throughout the month
*Lighting excludes Buffalo Sabres games & Presidents Day

The Buffalo Convention Center, February 1st
Electric Tower will Go Red February 1st
The Giacomo Hotel will Go Red February 1st
40-50 Fountain Plaza will Go Red February 1st
The Niagara Falls will Go Red February 8th at 10 pm thanks to the Niagara Falls Illumination Board (Go Red for Women Luncheon evening)
The Peace Bridge will Go Red February 8th at dusk (Go Red for Women Luncheon evening)

Little Hats Big Hearts Sponsored by Catholic Health: Volunteers have knitted thousands of little red knit and crochet hats that will be given to each newborn in February at Catholic Health’s maternity hospitals – Sisters of Charity, Mount St. Mary’s, and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.
The little red hats raise awareness about heart disease, Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) and Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week February 7th – 14th. CHD is a leading cause of birth-defect related deaths in the U.S.
Over 75 companies are supporting Wear Red Day and American Heart Month in Western New York, including the area’s top employers and health systems.

While nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented through education and lifestyle changes, cardiovascular diseases continue to be a woman’s greatest health threat. To treat, beat and prevent heart disease and stroke, women should understand family health history, know their five key personal health numbers to help determine risk and make healthy behavior changes like moving more, eating smart and managing blood pressure.

About Go Red for Women

The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® movement is the trusted, passionate, relevant force for change to end heart disease and stroke in women all over the world. While nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, claiming the lives of 1 in 3 women. For 15 years, Go Red for Women has provided a platform for women to come together, raise awareness, fund lifesaving research, advocate for change and improve the lives of all women everywhere. The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement is nationally sponsored by CVS Health, with additional support from national cause supporters. Connect with us on GoRedBuffalo.heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling the Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association at (716) 243-4603.

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a leading force for a world of longer, healthier lives. With nearly a century of lifesaving work, the Dallas-based association is dedicated to ensuring equitable health for all. We are a trustworthy source empowering people to improve their heart health, brain health and well-being. We collaborate with numerous organizations and millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, advocate for stronger public health policies, and share lifesaving resources and information. Connect with us on heart.org/buffalo, Facebook, Twitter or by calling the Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association at # (716) 243-4603.

Join us….

Go Red for Women Luncheon – February 8, 2019. Purchase tickets here!

Corporate Wellness Summit – March 21, 2019. Purchase tickets here!

CycleNation – September TBD, 2019. View our sizzle reel here!