Heart disease is the nation's No. 1 killer of women…and men. More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. But the good news is that heart disease is preventable by making small lifestyle changes. Join WTHR and the American Heart Association for "Go Red for Women", a national campaign that brings awareness to heart disease and women.
The Indianapolis Go Red for Women Luncheon takes place on Friday, February 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the JW Marriott. This event includes seminars, lunch and free health screenings. Take charge of your heart health today. Click here for more information.
2014 Go Red for Women Events
Wednesday, Jan. 29 - Indianapolis Star Special Section
Pick up a copy of the Indianapolis Star for a special eight-page section dedicated to American Heart Month and Go Red For Women.
Tuesday, Feb. 4 - Red Dress Dash
8 a.m. - Monument Circle
Throw on your favorite (or not so favorite) red dress over your winter clothing and Dash around Monument Circle in support of women's heart health. Men and women, adults and children, are invited to participate. The first 50 participants will receive a goodie bag courtesy of the American Heart Association and St.Vincent Heart Center. Free coffee and a light breakfast will be available in the Emmis Building at 8 a.m. A short program to unveil this year's Indy Has Heart heARTwork will be at 8:15, and the Dash will commence at 8:30.
Friday, Feb. 7 - National Wear Red Day
National Wear Red Day is a national observance created by the American Heart Association. Thousands of people, including employees at more than 10,000 companies across the country, will wear red to support the start of American Heart Month. This year is the 11th annual National Wear Red Day.
Saturday, Feb. 8 - Meet the Artist 2014 Fashion AWEARness
5:45-10 p.m. - Indianapolis Central Public Library
Go Red For Women will be a community partner for this philanthropic fashion show featuring designers and models from around Indianapolis. Designer Nikki Blane will recognize Go Red For Women for her portion of the event. More than 1,000 attendees are expected.
Tuesday, Feb. 11 - American Heart Association Day at the Indiana Statehouse
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Advocates across the state will meet at the Indiana Statehouse for workshops, training and the opportunity to meet with their legislators. Free training in Hands-Only CPR will also be provided. Breakfast and lunch are included. There is no cost to attend, but advance registration is required.
Feb. 7-14 - Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Week
Congenital heart defects affect nine of every 1,000 births and are one of the leading causes of death for infants less than 1 year of age. Thanks to years of research and medical advancements many congenital heart defects can be fixed.
Friday, Feb. 14 - Marion County Clerk's Office Goes Red
Marion County Clerk Beth White will continue a tradition of donating money raised by Valentine's Day wedding ceremonies to Go Red For Women. Last year, the clerk married 74 couples on Valentine's Day. Each couple receives a Go Red For Women gift basket. Call 317-327-4740 for more information.
Friday, Feb. 21 - Go Red For Women Celebration Luncheon
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - JW Marriott, 10 S. West St.
More than 1,000 women will converge on the JW Marriott for one of the largest Go Red For Women Luncheons in the country. Beginning at 9 a.m., guests will have the opportunity to participate in health screenings, exhibits, educational breakout sessions and a heart-healthy lunch.
Group tickets and individual tickets are available. For more information, call (317) 732-4700.
February - Indy Has Heart
Influential Hoosiers have come together to raise awareness about heart disease by creating heart-themed heARTwork. The heARTwork will be unveiled at 8 a.m. on Jan. 28 prior to the Red Dress Dash at Monument Circle. Some pieces will be included in the silent auction Feb. 22 at the Go Red For Women Celebration. All of the heARTwork can be viewed at www.IndyHasHeart.com.
This year's artists include:
• First Lady Karen Pence
• Florence Henderson (Actress)
• Katelynne Newton (Miss Teen Indiana International)
February - Walgreen's Goes Red
Walgreen's is supporting the American Heart Association throughout February. Customers can:
• Donate at checkout to help fund risk awareness programs.
• Purchase any participating General Mills Cheerios or Quaker Instant Oatmeal hot cereal products, and Walgreen's will make a contribution to the American Heart Association.
• Learn more about their heart health by taking a free online assessment and reading the American Heart Association's Life's Simple 7 heart health factors.
February - Rooms For A Reason
For every room booked in February through the Rooms For A Reason promotion, the Indianapolis Conrad, Embassy Suites Downtown and Embassy Suites North will donate 10% of the nightly room rate back to the American Heart Association. You must use the following links for the 10% donation to go back to the American Heart Association:
February - M/I Homes
During February, M/I Homes will donate $100 to Go Red For Women for every home purchased in Indianapolis.