Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. For more than 10 years, the American Heart Association has sponsored National Wear Red Day® to raise awareness in the fight against heart disease in women.
Celebrate National Wear Red Day® with Go Red for Women on Friday, February 7, 2014 to help fight women’s No. 1 killer—heart disease. Join the movement nationwide and learn how you can honor women on this important day by going to www.goredforwomen.org.
Below are some ways to help you get started on creating an event in your office by the Go Red For Women Editors:
- Announce the event date and location as far ahead as possible
- Sign up to get downloadable resources like flyers, posters, mail templates, fundraising kits and other items that you’ll need
- Send invitations and follow up with reminders
- Build excitement around the event by hanging posters and handing out flyers in your community
- If you’re planning a fundraiser, create an online fundraising page by following these simple instructions
- Plan ahead for a speaker like a cardiologist or heart disease survivor. If you need one, contact your local American Heart Association office for recommendations
- If you serve food, think heart-healthy and red
- Hand out heart health guides
- Consider activities like heart-healthy cooking demonstrations or free blood pressure checks
- Add to fundraising totals with a bake sale, raffle or silent auction
- Give attendees a participant certificate and provide tax receipt forms for cash donations
- Ask those who cannot attend to donate online.
Together we can make a difference in the fight against heart disease!
Author: Molly Rosenquist, Wellness Coordinator