A Healthy Year

Check out what’s happening with the American Heart Association in 2008.
February 2008

Friday, February 1
National Wear Red Day
Wear red to show your support of Go Red For Women —the movement that raises awareness for heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women in America.

Sunday, February 3
Go Red For Women Sunday
Churches will conduct health fairs to provide opportunities for health screenings and disseminate educational materials about women and heart disease.

Saturday, February 9 (Noon – 5 p.m.)
Go Red at the Library
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library, along with The Cedar Lee Special Improvement District, presents Go Red at the Library. Family-friendly, heart-healthy activities will be available for all ages.

Monday, February 11
Color me red
Raun Hairdressers and Day Spa in Willoughby will host a day of complimentary red hair coloring for 60 women —in recognition of the statistic that one woman passes away from heart disease every 60 seconds.
Friday, February 29
Go Red For Women Breakfast and Health Expo
More than 800 women will take advantage of this year’s extra day of life (leap day) to attend the fifth-annual Go Red For Women Breakfast and Health Expo at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.

April 2008

Saturday, April 19
Power To End Stroke – 1,000 Sisters of Power
This Sunday is dedicated to education about the impact of stroke in the African-American community.

Wednesday, April 16
National Start! Walking Day
The second-annual national Start! Walking Day encourages every American to get up and get walking, especially at work.
May 2008

Saturday, May 3
“Kids At Heart” – 2008 Heart Gala
The Wolstein Center is the site of the tenth-annual Cleveland-area American Heart Association Heart Gala.

Saturday, May 10
Start! Lake/Geauga Heart Walk
Lake Metroparks Farmpark is the site of this annual walk.

Sunday, May 11
Power To End Stroke Sunday
This Sunday is dedicated to education about stroke because of its impact on the African-American community.

Thursday, May 15
Start! Medina County Heart Walk
Walkers and guests meet near Medina Square on this evening walk.

Saturday, May 17
Start! Lorain County Heart Walk
Walk starts/ends at Avon Commons.

Fall 2008

Sunday, August 10
Start! Cleveland Heart Walk
More than 8,000 walkers will meet at Gateway Plaza, next to Jacobs Field, to walk through downtown.

Saturday, September 20
African-American Family Wellness Walk
More than 2,500 walkers take part each year. (SITE TO BE ANNOUNCED.)
October (date to be announced)
Start! Ashtabula County Heart Walk
Walkers gather at the KSU Ashtabula campus.
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