Heart Month Events: February 2016
Celebrate American Heart Month with WakeMed Heart Center
Love Your Heart As Much As We Do!
Cameron Village and WakeMed Heart Center are partnering to increase awareness among women that heart disease is their biggest risk and that shopping can be a great cardio exercise. Pick up a heart healthy information card from participating Cameron Village stores and if $250 more is spent in a single day from February 1 – 14, shoppers can choose from three free gifts:
- A ceramic candle from Bailey’s Fine Jewelry
- A Valentine’s Tea Sampler and Tea Bags from Tin Roof Teas or
- An Acrylic Heart Keychain from Moon and Lola.
Qualifying shoppers also receive a certificate for a free Total and HDL cholesterol test and blood pressure check from WakeMed.
I Heart to Play Day at Marbles
Saturday, February 13
11 am to 5 pm
Marbles Kids Museum
201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh
Explore fun ways to get your heart pumping this Valentine's weekend! Join in on a jump rope jam and dynamic dance party, and figure out fun fitness challenges throughout the museum. Learn how to make heart-healthy decisions that your taste buds will appreciate. Visit the build your own snack stations, taste samples and take home recipes. I Heart to Play Day is free with museum admission. In partnership with WakeMed Children’s. Visit www.marbleskidsmuseum.org for information on museum admission and hours.
Hormones, Hot Flashes and Heart Disease
Sahar Amery, MD, WakeMed Heart & Vascular Physicians and
Michele Benoit-Wilson, MD, WakeMed Physician Practices Women’s Center
Thursday, February 18, 2016 | 6:30 pm
Conference Room, WakeMed North Family Health & Women’s Hospital
10000 Falls of Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC 27614
Did you know that the number one killer of women in the United States is heart disease? Many women don’t know their risks for heart disease nor do they know their risk increase following menopause. Join us as we hear from two experts – a cardiologist and a gynecologist - as we explore the relationship between heart disease and menopause and what you need to know.
Little Hat/Big Hearts
Volunteers for the American Heart Association are celebrating American Heart Month by knitting red hats for babies born during Heart Month in February at participating hospitals. We’re raising awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country. The Triangle Chapter of AHA is bringing little hats to WakeMed’s Raleigh, Cary and North mother/baby units and special care nurseries for distribution on Go Red Day (February 5) and Valentine’s Day. Learn more.