Southern New England Goes Red For Women

Updated:Apr 2,2015

Go Red For Women - American Heart Association Learn and Live - Nationally sponsored by Macy's and MerckAbout Go Red For Women

Heart disease is theNo. 1 killer of women in the United States. Because heart disease is largely preventable, the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement urges women to take action to reduce their risk.

Join the movement and receive free information on women and heart disease. You will also get a free red dress pin in the mail when you join the fight against heart disease in Southern New England

Women can visit or call 1-888-MY-HEART to take the Go Red Heart Checkup and receive a 10-year risk assessment and personalized action plan.

Thanks to the participation of millions of people across the country, the color red and the red dress now stand for the ability all women have to improve their heart health and live stronger, longer lives.


Cities Go Red

Buildings and landmarks go red to raise awareness of heart disease during American Heart Month. Last year, participating buildings in Providence included the two tallest buildings in the state – the Bank of America and One Financial Plaza – as well as the Rhode Island State House, Providence Place Mall and the new GTECH facility.

In addition, the Providence Hilton Hotel and White’s of Westport displayed a National Wear Red Day message on their electronic reader boards on National Wear Red Day.

If you would like to find out how you can turn your building red, please contact Michelle Karn at 401-330-1711.

Leading Ladies of Rhode Island
Rhode Island State House

                  Rhode Island State House                                             Leading Ladies of Rhode Island

                              GTECH Building

More than 100 female professionals from the corporate, medical and political communities came together at the Rhode Island State House to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke – theNo. 1 and No. 4 killers of women in the Ocean State.

National Wear Red Day

One day a year, what you wear is a matter of life and death.

The American Heart Association asks employers nationwide to encourage their staff to wear red and/or dress down on the first Friday of February. Participants receive a special edition Go Red For Women pin and information on heart health for a $5 contribution to the American Heart Association. More than 500 companies participated in Southern New England last year.

Donations fund scientific research, prevention and education programs that fight heart disease and stroke in communities throughout the country.

To sign up your company, please visit our dedicated web site or call the American Heart Association at 401-330-1700.

Southern New England Go Red For Women Luncheon
The Westin Hotel, Providence, RI

Approximately 500 women wore red and gathered at The Westin in Providence to participate in last year's edition of this traditional luncheon, which raised more than $85,000. This year’s event will feature a heart-healthy luncheon, women’s educational workshops and a designer purse silent auction.

And dozens of third-party events will benefit the American Heart Association in February!

Go Red Media Sponsors in Southern New England
Cat Country, 10NBC, Women's Journals

For information about all things Go Red For Women in Southern New England please contact Michelle Karn at 401-330-1711.

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Your donation toward Go Red For Women activities supports awareness, education, community programs, and research focused on heart disease in women.

Rhode Island Research Saves Lives
When we fund the best science-based research projects, we're funding the fight against heart disease and stroke. See what researchers in Rhode Island are learning. (PDF)