Red Bags of Courage
What’s Happening February? February is “Heart Health” Month
While every adult should be checked for heart health, women in particular need to focus on this issue. Burlington stores and WomenHeart have partnered together in support of this initiative. The Heart of Fitness Tour hits 10 National Locations. Join us! Stop by say hello I’ll be at 5 of the 10 locations. Se habla Español y Material en Español.
Reaching the more than 43 million women who are living with or at risk for heart disease is WomenHeart’s objective. Meet and Greet your very own National WomenHeart Champions.
There are over 600 of us. We are women with heart disease who have been trained to share our stories and important messages about heart health to empower women to take charge of our heart health.
Why at a Shopping Center? Shopping is one of the top ten ways women spend their time.
That’s where WomenHeart’s partnership with Burlington comes in! What better way to share potentially lifesaving heart health information with the most women possible than when they are shopping? This has been a formula for success for WomenHeart, who has partnered with Burlington stores for the past four years on nationwide educational outreach activities during February, American Heart Month, as well as the month of March.
Burlington Presenting the 2015 Heart of Fitness Tour
This year, WomenHeart and Burlington will once again join together to present a new Heart of Fitness Tour, an educational outreach initiative designed to reach women in ten cities across the U.S. and in Puerto Rico.
Heart of Fitness Tour: Bonus Opportunity
February 1 through March 31, customers are invited to help raise funds to increase awareness about the importance of women’s heart health and support women living with heart disease. Burlington will support WomenHeart’s mission to empower women to take charge of their heart health by donating $1 for each dress sold in Burlington stores, up to $25,000, in February and March. Burlington customers will also be invited to make a donation to WomenHeart at the cash register in Burlington’s 590 retail locations. As a thank you for their donation, customers will receive a coupon for 20% off a purchase from 1-800-Flowers.com.
Heart of Fitness Events
- Medical professionals will offer complimentary heart health screenings, including blood pressure checks and heart disease risk factor screenings. At past events, customers have been identified and referred for medical evaluation for potential heart disease.
- Fitness instructors will lead participants in fun, moderate exercises.
- WomenHeart Champions — women heart disease survivors who have been trained to deliver community education — will be on hand to answer questions and distribute complimentary Red Bags of Courage, filled with heart health information and resources, in both English and Spanish.
Burlington Coat Factory Heart of Fitness Cities and Dates
Each event takes place 11:00 am- 4:00 pm. The fitness activity is scheduled Noon – 1:00 pm.
IL Meet Dr. Enrique Garcia-Sayan M.D. and Ask Leticia Madrigal, MA about her HeartStory – Valvular Heart Disorder Champion, HeartLand District. Tuesday, February 3 Chicago, IL (1100 South Canal St.)
NY Meet Dr. Claudia Serrano M.D. and Ask Leticia Madrigal, MA about her HeartStory– Valvular Heart Disorder Champion, HeartLand District, Chicago, IL
Thursday, February 4 New York, NY (40 E. 14th St.)
Thursday, February 6 New Jersey, NY (TBA)
Thursday, February 6 Puerto Rico (SR 2 & Main Ave.)
Tuesday, February 10 Dallas, TX (3131 Forest Ln.)
Thursday, February 12 Houston, TX (16311 F.M. 529)
Tuesday, February 17 Miami, FL (5737 NW 7th St.)
Thursday, February 19 Tampa, FL (955 W. Brandon Ave., Brandon)
Thursday, February 26 Atlanta (5766 Buford Hwy. North, Doraville)
AZ Meet Dr. Karla Campos M.D. and Ask Leticia Madrigal, MA about her HeartStory – Valvular Heart Disorder Champion, HeartLand District, Chicago, IL Tuesday, February 24 Phoenix, AZ (5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe)
LA Meet Dr. Enrique Garcia-Sayan M.D. and Ask Leticia Madrigal, MA about her HeartStory Thursday, February 26 Los Angeles (1201 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia) – Valvular Heart Disorder Champion, HeartLand District, Chicago, IL