Denver Heart Month Activities
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.
In addition to National Wear Red Day, the AHA will host several events in Denver during American Heart Month including:
- Drop Red Gorgeous Fashion Show, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on February 9, 2019 at the Wellshire Event Center
- Workplace Health Symposium, from 7:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. on February 14, 2019 at CU South Denver
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 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.
Save the date for the 20th annual Denver Heart Ball on March 9!