During American Heart Month in February 2019, thousands of American Heart Association (AHA) volunteers will raise awareness about heart diseases and stroke, the number one and number five killers of all Americans.
American Heart Month, a federally designated event, reminds Americans to focus on their hearts and encourages them to get their families, friends and communities involved.
To kick off American Heart month, the AHA is asking individuals in Colorado to participate in the Annual Wear Red Day on Friday, February 1, 2019 to show their dedication of the cause and empower them to take action for their health. Find out how you can get involved in Wear Red Day and American Heart Month.(link opens in new window)
In addition to National Wear Red Day, the AHA will host several events in Denver during American Heart Month including:
- Go Red Day at the Colorado State Capitol(link opens in new window) from 8-9 a.m. on January 31, 2019 at the Colorado State Capitol
- Drop Red Gorgeous Fashion Show(link opens in new window) from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on February 9, 2019 at the Wellshire Event Center
- Workplace Health Symposium(link opens in new window) from 7:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. on February 14, 2019 at CU South Denver
In addition to the Go Red Day at the Colorado State Capitol, the AHA will host local advocacy and city council events for American Heart Month in other cities. Please join us for any of these events:
- Go Red Aurora(link opens in new window) at 7:30 p.m. on January 28, 2019 at the Aurora Municipal Center
- Go Red Denver(link opens in new window) at 5:30 p.m. on January 28, 2019 at the City and County Building
- Go Red Longmont (link opens in new window)at 7 p.m. on January 29, 2019 at the Longmont Civic Center
- Go Red Colorado Springs(link opens in new window) at 1 p.m. on February 12, 2019 at City Hall
To increase awareness of congenital heart defects during American Heart Month, the AHA will distribute thousands of handmade red baby hats to families of babies born at Colorado hospitals throughout February through the Little Hats, Big Hearts(link opens in new window) program. Hundreds of volunteers knit or crochet the hats, which symbolize living heart-healthy lives and help raise awareness of congenital heart defects. Last February, the AHA distributed more than 6,500 little red baby hats in Colorado.
Stay up to date on all Heart Month and Wear Red Day activities and learn more about heart health and heart disease survivors throughout the month on www.facebook.com/ahadenver(link opens in new window).
Save the date for the 20th annual Denver Heart Ball(link opens in new window) on March 9!