6abc Women and Heart Disease Calendar of Events

January 28, 2011 9:09:04 AM PST

Friday, February 4:
National Wear Red Day- Philadelphia is turning red and so should your wardrobe! Make a healthy fashion statement and show your support for the fight against cardiovascular disease by wearing red today.  Consider asking your co-workers to wear red too!

Friday, February 4:
Go Red For Women Casting Call
– Knoll will host the Go Red For Women casting call at their Center City office at 2300 Chestnut St., Suite 410. Heart disease and stroke survivors – and those who have made monumental leaps in their health – are encouraged to visit Knoll between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to share their story on camera. All who attend the casting call will have the opportunity to be considered one of the spokeswomen for the Go Red campaign for 2012.  Lunch will be provided.

Saturday, February 5:
FREE Heart-Healthy Expo
- Expo featuring health screenings, Ask the Cardiologist, educational information, cooking samples and recipes, fashion show, trivia, prizes and more. For more information call (800) 818-4747.  (Macy’s Neshaminy - Route 1 & Bristol Rd., Bensalem, PA)

Friday, February 11:
Join Main Line Health as they host a Go Red event at Wells Fargo Center when the Sixers will battle it out with the San Antonio Spurs. Janice Faulkner, mother of Sixers guard Lou Williams, will be on hand to help name Main Line Health’s Queen of Hearts, given to a heart disease survivor who has taken great lengths to integrate a heart-healthy lifestyle. Come out and be a Go Red Diva in support of women everywhere. Tip-off: 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 12:
Heart of Philadelphia- Formerly known as Heart Ball, the Heart of Philadelphia will be held at the Urban Outfitters HQ in the Philadelphia Navy Yard. A premier black-tie event, Heart of Philadelphia attracts leading healthcare, business and civic leaders committed to helping the American Heart Association raise funds for lifesaving research and educational programs throughout the Delaware Valley. Honorees: Gov. Edward G. Rendell and Dr. Andrew S. Wechsler, Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital.

Thursday, February 17:
Main Line Health’s
Taste of Home Healthy Cooking School - Drop your whisks, grab your friends, and join us for a night of fun at the Taste of Home Cooking demonstration with top culinary expert Michael Barna and Rachel Petticord, Main Line Health Dietitian. Here’s a preview of what’s in store: live cooking demonstration of five heart-healthy recipes you can easily recreate at home; culinary tips and techniques to impress your family and friends; gift bags; exciting door prizes; and tapas style dinner. Event begins at 5 p.m. To register, call (888) 876-8764 or visit mainlinehealth.org/events. Seating limited.

Wednesday, April 6:
National Start! Walking Day- Start! is the American Heart Association’s groundbreaking national campaign that calls on all Americans and their employers to create a culture of physical activity and health in order to live heart-healthy, longer lives through walking. Wear your sneakers to work today and get started on the road to a healthier lifestyle.

Friday, May 20:
Go Red For Women Luncheon and Health Expo
- A healthy heart is always in style. Join the AHA and more than 800 women at the Marriott in Center City as they help raise awareness & funds for the Go Red For Women movement, an exciting campaign aimed at making women more aware of their risks for cardiovascular disease and stroke.  Healthy cooking demo, free health screenings, fabulous goodie bags and more will await you. Woman of Heart Honoree: Gale Y. Given, President of Verizon PA.

May 2011-
Home Runs for Heart
- Join us at the home of the Phillies in honor of Richie Ashburn — who died of heart disease in 1997 — for the 14th annual two-day derby event. Come out and swing for the fences to strike out heart disease.

Fall 2011-
Start! Philadelphia Heart Walk
- Last year’s record breaking walk certainly made a statement — this event can’t be missed! Come out for a family-friendly and heart healthy activity. You’ll get some exercise and a great feeling of accomplishment as you help raise funds for valuable research to reduce the risk of death and disability due to cardiovascular disease and stroke.


For more details on these and upcoming events: American Heart Association, Southeastern Pennsylvania Office, One Penn Center, 1617 JFK Blvd., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19103, (215) 575-5200, www.heart.org/philadelphia.