Lots of events are happening in Boston in February, including various Black History Month events and celebrations, Valentine’s Day events and American Heath Month events. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and more women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. American Heart Month serves to increase awareness about the disease, and events around the nation are in place to educate Americans, as well as to benefit the American Heart Association. If you’re in Boston in February and are looking to participate in the events, here are a few ways to get involved.
National Wear Red Day
On Feb. 3, Americans nationwide are encouraged to wear red to show their support for women’s heart health. Join local legislators, neighbors and loved ones on this day by wearing red. Some of the events in Boston for National Wear Red Day include:
- Boston Go Red For Women Luncheon & Educational Forum – Feb. 16, 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton St., Boston, MA 02199
- Facebook Challenge – Wear red and share your photos on Facebook for a friendly competition. Now through Feb. 23. http://www.facebook.com/GoRed
Go Red CONNECT
Share your story for a chance to become a Go Red for Women spokesperson and inspire others. The American Heart Association is hosting a casting call to select women from Massachusetts to be a part of this project. If chosen, your story could be featured in PSAs, websites, brochures, magazine features, etc. This event also features free health screenings, giveaways and professional hair and makeup touch-ups.
When: Feb. 3, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Natick Mall Neiman Marcus Court, 1245 Worcester St., Natick, MA 01760
Macy’s Go Red For Women Sale
As one of the main sponsors of Go Red For Women, Macy’s stores across the country, including Boston, are holding a Wear Red Sale from Feb. 2-6. Wear red to any store and receive extra savings. You’ll also have the opportunity to purchase a Red Dress Pin for $2, and Macy’s will donate 100 percent of all Red Dress Pin sales to the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement.
Women and Heart Disease Presentation
Nandita Scott, MD, of the Corrigan Women’s Heart Health Program will share insight and answer questions about heart disease in women. A light lunch will be served.
When: Feb. 6, Noon – 1 p.m.
Where: Massachusetts General Hospital Thier Conference Room, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114
Absolut Love for the Geeks Who Drink
It’s trivia night with a twist. Benefitting the American Heart Association, trivia night with Geeks Who Drink and Absolut Vodka is guaranteed to be a good time for you and your Valentine. The buy-in is $5, and the winner gets a 50 percent payout.
When: Feb. 14, 7 p.m.
Where: Sweet Caroline’s, 1260 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215