Heart Health Month Events
February is Heart Health month. During this time, The American Heart Association and many organizations promote heart health awareness, especially to women. This is critical, since according to stats from the CDC, “nearly half of U.S. women do not recognize that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women.” In fact, “heart disease is the number one killer of new moms. This is currently the leading cause of maternal mortality.”
In Westchester, there are several heart health month events where you can support the cause. Plus, learn more about how to lead a healthy lifestyle. Below, we’re sharing a list of local heart health educational events, fundraisers, and more.
Psst…check out more Heart Health Tips here.
Friday, February 2nd
Go Red for Women National Wear Red Day
This is something simple everyone in the family can do – wear red! White Plains Hospital and The American Heart Association are encouraging everyone to wear red on Friday, February 2nd for the Go Red for Women National Wear Red Day. Additionally, families can participate by setting up a fundraising page at WearRedDay.org; wear the AHA’s Red Dress pin; and/or share your involvement online.
Friday, February 2nd from 11:00am-2:00pm
Hands Only CPR Instruction and Heart Health Education
Learn life-saving hands-on CPR at New York-Presbyterian Westchester. Additionally, this heart health event includes insight and tips on reducing your risk for heart disease. Finally, the event is free. NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester, Main Lobby 55 Palmer Avenue, Bronxville, NY
Friday, February 2nd from 12:00pm-1:00pm
Her Heart Matters: Navigating Your Heart Health
Join the Katz Institute for Women’s Health for this informative heart health event. Additionally, this includes heart health tips, patient stories, and more.
Thursday, February 8th from 1:00pm-2:00pm
Aging and Women’s Heart Health
Pilar Dolcimascolo, Physician Assistant at NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, is leading this event about women and aging. Here, you will learn about heart health after menopause, heart disease risk factors, and high blood pressure. Plus, learn tips on how to improve your heart health. Online event.
Thursday, February 8th from 5:30pm-7:30pm
Heartfelt Health: A Women’s Wellness Affair
Attend this educational event focused on heart health. The event includes a discussion about heart health, covering a range of topics. Firstly, this includes cardiac well-being, symptoms, risk factors and preventive measures. Secondly, the event will include a focus on nutrition and wellness, healthy diet, and lifestyle. Finally, there will be vendors, dinner, a recipe swap, meditation, and more. Hotel MTK Mount Kisco, One Pat Reilly Way Mount Kisco, NY 10549.
Friday, February 9th from 11:00am-3:00pm
Think Heart, Think Health
Hosted by New York Collaborative, this heart health event is focused on living a healthy lifestyle. Additionally, take free CPR training classes and a healthy cooking demo. Plus, enjoy educational sessions and interactive workshops. Free. 4101 White Plains Road The Bronx, NY 10466
Tuesday, February 13th at 12:00pm
Heart Health Wellness Fair
Families are invited to this in-person wellness fair. Enjoy fun games and giveaways. Plus, obtain more information about living a healthy life. New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital 1980 Crompond Rd, Cortlandt, NY
Thursday, February 15th from 5:30pm-9:00pm
Girls Night Out
Enjoy a fun night out to raise funds for the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) Heart and Vascular Institute. Held at The Sleepy Hollow Hotel, this heart health month event will celebrate the contributions of the physicians and healthcare professionals. Additionally, this is a celebration of heart patients. Finally, the event will be emceed by award-winning, WCBS-TV news anchor Mary Calvi. Tickets for this heart health event start at $150 per person. Sleepy Hollow Hotel, 455 S. Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591.
Friday, March 16th from 10:00am-1:00pm
Black Family Wellness Expo
Participate in this educational heart health event from Greater Hudson Valley and the Westchester Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Firstly, this free event includes workshops on physical and mental health. Additionally, there is a focus on spiritual health and wellness. Iona University LaPenta School of Business, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801
September 2024 at 10:00am
2024 Heart Health Walk
Families are invited to participate in this engaging heart health walk. Open to all. Reach out to [email protected] for more information. Location, TBD, White Plains, NY.
Visit CDC.org for more heart health month resources.