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February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month! This national awareness month provides WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease the opportunity to spread the message about heart disease in women and our free support services available to all women who are living with heart disease 

Heart disease affects more than 6 million American women, and another 37 million women are at risk for developing heart disease. It is the number one killer of women and is responsible for 1 in three deaths in women annually.

American Heart Month is a great time to partner with WomenHeart to help us reduce the disproportionate toll of heart disease in women. 


Throughout February - American Heart Month  

Throughout February, join celebrity talk show host Wendy Williams, Burlington Stores and WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease in taking the #HealthyHeartSelfie Challenge! Watch for the #HealthyHeartSelfie tips every day of the month on Twitter and Instagram, snap a selfie of how you are using the tips, or simply show us what heart health means to you with a picture! For every photo posted with #HealthyHeartSelfie on Twitter and Instagram, Burlington Stores will donate $1, up to $25,000 to WomenHeart!

From February 1st through March 31st, Burlington Stores customers can donate $1 or more at any of the 563 Burlington Stores locations nationwide to benefit WomenHeart’s mission of educating women about the importance of their heart health!


Follow the #29DaysofHeart social media campaign on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and don’t forget to share and retweet! In honor of African-American History Month and American Heart Month, every day in February WomenHeart will issue a Tweet and Instagram post, and a weekly Facebook recap post, spotlighting a famous African-American woman or man who has made a significant contribution in the field of women’s heart health.

Schedule a free WomenHeart@Work presentation at your workplace for American Heart Month! A woman living with heart disease trained by WomenHeart as a community educator, spokesperson and advocate – a WomenHeart Champion – will visit your workplace to give a presentation on heart health and stress management  in the workplace, and to distribute the WomenHeart Red Bag of Courage® filled with useful heart health information.  

Purchase the Silpada You’ve Got Heart necklace in Silpada’s online store to support WomenHeart’s support, education and advocacy programs for women with and at risk for heart disease! The Silpada Foundation is donating $10 to WomenHeart for every Silpada You’ve Got Heart Neckelace sold at full price ($49 U.S.) through the end of February 2016!

February 5, 2016 - National Wear Red Day  

On February 5, 47 Burlington stores in the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico will host free heart health screenings, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., for all time zones. See the list of stores that will be hosting heart health screenings near you! 

The free heart health screenings are conducted by a certified health professional and consist of blood pressure, BMI (Body Mass Index), waist circumference, pulse screening, and a heart health questionnaire. WomenHeart volunteers who are women heart disease survivors – WomenHeart Champions – will distribute the WomenHeart Red Bag of Courage® and Spanish-language Para la Mujer Hispana® Red Bag of Courage, a tote filled with useful information on living heart healthy and recognizing the warning signs of a heart attack.   

February 14-20, 2016 - Heart Failure Awareness Week

Join WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease in celebrating Heart Failure Awareness Week! Keep checking this webpage for updates about:

  • Heart Failure Awareness Week Twitter Chat with the American Heart Association: follow us at #HeartChat on Friday, February 19, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Press release issued by WomenHeart with links to all our new educational materials on heart failure in women -- keep checking email and WomenHeart's website!
  • Women living with heart failure profiled on WomenHeart's social media channels


February 29, 2016

8:00 p.m. ET

#29DaysofHeart Twitter Chat featuring Jennifer Mieres, MD, Member of WomenHeart’s Scientific Advisory Council, Professor of Cardiology & Population Health, Hofstra North-Shore-LIJ School of Medicine


Dr. Mieres will answer 10 questions Tweeted by WomenHeart about heart disease in African-American women. Questions to be addressed include: Why does heart disease affect African-American women disproportionately? What are some resources for African-American women to take charge of their heart health? 






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WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) patient advocacy organization with thousands of members nationwide, including women heart patients and their families, health care providers, advocates and consumers committed to helping women live longer, healthier lives. WomenHeart supports, educates and advocates on behalf of the nearly 48 million American women living with or at risk of heart disease. Our programs are made possible by donations, grants and corporate partnerships.

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