Greater Portland Goes Red For Women

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American Heart Month 

2013 is the 10th anniversary of Go Red For Women.  We are celebrating by sharing 10 ways you can support the AHA/ASA during American Heart Month! 


1. BUY A HEART & SUPPORT THE AHA! – January 14 through February 14
Visit your local Ross store and buy a heart in support of the AHA!  Since the beginning of this campaign in 2003, Ross has raised over $17 million for the AHA in support of life-saving programs – including $130,000 locally!  Hearts can be purchased in denominations of $1, $5, $10, $20; Heart pins will also be available for purchase.

The AHA and the Portland International Auto Show have joined forces to fight heart disease and stroke!  Purchase a ticket to the “First Look Charity Preview Party” and check the “AHA” as the charity of your choice.

3. SUPPORT LIBERTY’S WALK TO PORTLAND – January 31 & February 1
10-year-old Liberty is in her third year fundraising on behalf of the American Heart Association, in support of her friend who was born with a congenital heart defect.  This year, Liberty and her mom will be walking more than 50 miles from her hometown of Stayton to Portland and is asking 50 people to donate $50 in recognition of her 50 miles of walking. Funds raised will benefit the Mom’s with Heart Community Teams at the Greater Portland Heart Walk.  Support Liberty here:

Wear red and host an event to show your support!  We have free, downloadable and printable materials that will help you spread the word about National Wear Red Day® (Friday, Feb. 1, 2013) – or any day you plan to host an event.

Join the AHA at Macy’s Downtown and Macy’s Tanasborne for a heart health expo in support of National Wear Red Day.  Macy’s Tanasborne will feature heart health screenings; Macy’s Downtown will feature screenings, Hands-Only CPR demonstrations and more!

6. UPLOAD YOUR WEAR RED DAY PHOTO TO WIN – Will launch February 1; Deadline February 28
We're looking for the most spirited supporters to paint the town red! Show us how you Go Red by uploading your photos for a chance to win.  Let's turn a red spotlight on Oregon & SW Washington and raise awareness of the issue of heart disease in women. and click on “Wear Red Day Photo Contest”.

7. ATTEND THE GREATER PORTLAND HEART BALL – Saturday, February 9, The Nines Luxury Hotel
Join us for an engaging evening of fun and passion bringing community and philanthropic leaders together.  Last year, our campaign raised just over $51 million nationwide, allowing us to fund over $123 million of research and programs across the country and in Oregon.  This year, we will feature special guest Dr. Albert Starr, the inventor of the first artificial heart valve and recipient of AHA funding!  More information and tickets at

8. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL RED OUT – Month of February
High schools across Oregon & SW Washington will be holding “Red Outs” in the spirit of raising awareness about heart disease and raising funds for the AHA.  Students, players, cheerleaders and fans of participating sports teams will wear red for the game and collecting donations for the AHA, as well as educating game-goers about heart disease prevention and warning signs.  Find your local "Red Out" location.

Join us for this delicious benefit event! Whole Foods at Fremont Place (NE 15th and Fremont) will be serving up heart –healthy themed favorites from each department that will remind you why we love this time of year- and not to mention that February is American Heart month. Plates are $10 (kids eat free) and 100% of proceeds will be donated to Sabin Elementary efforts in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart program.

10. ADVOCATE AT LOBBY DAY – Thursday, February 28
Join the AHA at Oregon’s state capitol to help all Oregonian’s live healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.  Advocates will join from across the state to support tobacco prevention and nutrition programs, heart defect screenings for all newborns, and training of Oregon students in life-saving CPR.  RSVP at

Go Red and Go Red for Women are trademarks of AHA.  The Red Dress Design is a trademark of U.S. DHHS.

Go Red For Women is nationally sponsored by:

Merck and Macys