On Friday, Feb. 1st , MUSC will kick off Heart Month in style! Join the American Heart Association and MUSC for Go Red Day in the MUSC Ashley River Tower lobby from 9:30 to 11:30 am, as we bring awareness of the #1 killer of American women – heart disease.
This free event will feature free blood pressure and BMI screenings, freebies, heart health info, hands-free CPR demonstrations, and more! Wear red and help form a “human heart” at 11 am to help show MUSC’s dedication to winning the fight against heart disease. No reservations required.
Also, mark your calendars for these other great heart events coming up:
Thursday, January 24 – Go Red for Women Casting Call
5 – 7 pm, Francis Marion Hotel, downtown Charleston
The American Heart Association is holding a casting call for local & national spokespeople whose lives have been touched by heart disease or stroke. By sharing your experience, you may save the life of a woman just like you. Share your story with ABC News 4, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, make-up touch ups, free blood pressure screenings and more! RSVP by calling Robyn Reese, American Heart Association, at 843-853-1597
All month, February – Paint the Town Red
To create awareness about women’s heart disease, many local restaurants and stores in downtown Charleston, Avondale, Summerville and Mount Pleasant will paint a red dress on their storefront windows and distribute women’s heart health information to patrons.
Saturday, Feb. 9 – 3rd Annual Go Red Heart 5k Run and Walk
9 am, Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, Mt. Pleasant
This annual run helps promote a heart-healthy lifestyle for the entire family while raising funds to support awareness, research, education and communication programs to benefit women. This year the race will be the 2013 USATF South Carolina Association 5k Championship. Registration and race information is available at MUSChealth.com/goredrun.
Sunday, Feb. 24 – Paws Go Red
1:30 – 3:30 pm, James Island County Park, Wappoo Shelter
Pet Helpers, the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Campaign and the MUSC Heart & Vascular Center are teaming up at the James Island County Park for heart health screenings for dogs and their owners. Followed by a short walk, dogs will be judged for a Go Red costume competition. For more information about the event, contact Pet Helpers at LLipsey@pethelpers.org.
Wednesday, April 24 – Go Red for Women Luncheon
10:30 am – 1 pm, location TBD
This networking luncheon will feature breakout sessions focusing on women and healthy living. This year’s keynote speaker is physician, author and motivational speaker Dr. Ann Kulze. Proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association’s women and heart disease research and education. For more information, call 843-953-1597.