Go Red & Blog Your Heart Out!

February 12, 2010 at 5:02 pm 9 comments

This afternoon I volunteered at a local American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women event, which focuses on promoting awareness about women and heart disease.The idea of the event was to help women take the first step towards better heart health by having them register for Go Red for Women, an AHA program focused on helping women to know their risk factors, learn their family history, make changes to be more heart-healthy, and to be familiar with the warning signs for a heart attack in women.

Once they registered they had the chance to enjoy lunch from Panera, enter to win prizes, and listen to female heart disease survivors speak. Unfortunately the turn out was lower than expected since the date had changed, and it was a mere 35 degrees out!! BRRR!! We were all FROZEN!!

Here’s a few pictures from today:

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Yikes. That’s a lot.

 

bagged lunches

We bagged lots of lunches from Panera.

 

bagged lunch

That was mine- turkey sammy, cookies, and chips.

 

registration gored

People getting registered for the Go Red movement.

 

ricky proehl

That’s Ricky Proehl!!! (Former Carolina Panthers wide receiver!! He started a family sports complex here in Greensboro-Proehlific Park– that’s just amazing)

 

gored event

Bearing the cold to listen to the speakers.

 

gored volunteers

Volunteers! (I was wearing red I promise—under the layers!!)

 

firetrucks

(I thought they were involved with the event when I first arrived, but apparently there really was a fire!)

They took a picture from a rooftop of everyone left at the end standing in a heart, but I haven’t gotten a copy of the picture yet!

The only cool thing about this event being postponed from last Friday is that now it coincides with Blog Your Heart Out day!! AHA and fitlosophy are encouraging bloggers to “SPEAK UP about the #1 killer of women- heart disease”.

 

You can be a part of the Go Red For Women movement too—Join now!! And spread the word to those you love!

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Diana  |  February 12, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Looks like a great event! 🙂

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  • 2. actorsdiet  |  February 12, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    good for you for braving the cold for such a terrific cause!

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  • 3. Sara K  |  February 12, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    What a shocking statistic!!! That’s admirable going out there in such frigid temps 🙂

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  • 4. marathonmaiden  |  February 12, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    great event. bummer it was a bit chilly out.

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  • 5. Erin  |  February 12, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    It’s fantastic people came out in the cold to support a great cause. I’m wearing red sweats right now and my friend just called me the Kool-Aid man haha … but it’s comfy and RED! 😀

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  • 6. Anna  |  February 12, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Good for you for braving the cold for a terrific cause!

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  • 7. Heather  |  February 12, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Looks like a great event – too bad it was so cold out!

    I didn’t know of the blogging event – I should look into it.

    Reply
  • 8. onelittlejill  |  February 13, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Love it- 🙂

    Reply
  • 9. angela  |  February 16, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    thanks for participating in BLOG YOUR HEART OUT day! remember to email your link and either number of site visits or total number of followers to BYHO@getfitbook.com. plus you could win a fitbook to give away on your blog.

    bless your HEART!
    angela
    fitlosophy, inc.
    http://www.getfitbook.com

    Reply

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