Rhode Island Monthly Go Red 2011 : Page 6

Providence Goes Red February 1 to February 28, 2011 Buildings and landmarks Go Red to raise awareness of heart disease during American Heart Month. Participating buildings in Providence include the two tallest in the state — the Bank of America and One Financial Plaza — as well as The Rhode Island State House, GTECH, the new Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island headquarters and the Providence Place Mall. Outside Providence, Swarovski will light its DaVinci Ball red for the month at its facility in Cranston, RI. The DaVinci Ball is a gigantic round chandelier made of Swarovski crystals that greets visitors and employees as they enter the main atrium. Providence Bruins Go Red Weekend Friday, February 18 at 7:05 p.m. (vs. Portland Pirates “Reds Winter Hat Night”) Sunday, February 20 at 4:05 p.m. (vs. Worcester Sharks “Silly Band Night”) Dunkin’ Donuts Center The Providence Bruins have teamed up with Go Red For Women for two games during American Heart Month. The team is extending a special 50 percent discount offer to all Go Red supporters, their family and friends. The P-Bruins are also going to donate $2 from every ticket to the American Heart Association. All 200-level tickets are $14 and are available at 401-273-5000 or providencebruins.com/Tickets/gored. National Wear Red Day Friday, February 4, 2011 One day a year, what you wear is a matter of life and death. The American Heart Association asks employers nationwide to encourage their staff to wear red and/or dress down on the first Friday of February. Participants receive a Go Red For Women pin and information on heart health for a suggested $5 contribution to the American Heart Association. Almost 500 companies participated in Southern New England in 2010. Donations fund scientific research, prevention and education programs that fight heart disease and stroke in communities throughout the country. In Rhode Island and Massachusetts alone, the Heart Association currently funds more than $38 million in scientific research. To sign up your company, club or group, please call the American Heart Association in Providence at 401-330-1718. The Rhode Island Flower and Garden Show February 24-27, 2011 The Rhode Island Convention Center The American Heart Association and the Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show are partnering this year to raise awareness of the number one killer of men and women in The Ocean State. The Flower Show’s 2011 theme —“Gardening with Heart”— will bring the message of the Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign to the more than 30,000 guests expected to attend the event. The show will feature more than 28 garden displays, 220 garden marketplace vendors, demonstrations, lectures, and workshops. In addition to numerous gardening topics, next year’s event will also focus on women’s health. The American Heart Association will bring its experts and volunteers to educate garden aficionados on how to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle. The show will also host a Wear Red Day on Saturday, Feb. 26 among its vendors, staff and volunteers to celebrate the partnership with the Heart Association. Visit flowershow.com for more information about the Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show. Southern New England Go Red For Women Luncheon Friday, February 11, 2011 The Westin Providence Emcee Barbara Morse Silva and more than 500 women will wear red and gather at The Westin Providence to participate in the 2011 edition of this signature Go Red For Women event, which raised more than $185,000 last February. This year’s luncheon will feature women’s educational workshops, a designer purse silent auction, and a heart-healthy luncheon. For information on tickets, sponsorship, exhibit and auction opportunities, please call 401-330-1715. 6 GO RED FOR WOMEN 2011

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