Rhode Island Monthly Go Red 2011 : Page 7

The Third Annual Cat Country Snowball Sunday, February 27, 2011 The Crowne Plaza in Warwick This semi-formal, listener appreciation concert will feature live entertainment by multi-platinum recording artist Gretchen Wilson, in addition to performances by Thompson Square and Jerrod Niemann. More than 1,500 guests are expected to attend the event, which includes a VIP Reception prior to the concert, silent auction, gift bags, and a special rate on hotel rooms. All net proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign. Last year, more than 1,000 Cat Country listeners participated and helped raise more than $11,000 for the American Heart Association. Tickets start at $20. For more information and ticket sales, visit catcountry.com. Second Annual Little Heart Hero Day September 2011 The American Heart Association will host a day of fun and networking for children with congenital heart defects and their families. “Little Heart Hero Day” will feature kid-friendly activities such as face painting, coloring, hula hoops, and soccer. Snacks and refreshments will be provided to participating families. Location to be determined. The event is free, but space is limited and RSVPs are required. For more information, please call 401-330-1707. The Greater Westerly Start! Heart Walk October 2011, Watch Hill A true community effort, this Heart Walk has become a tradition in the Westerly area for the last 20 years. Join hundreds of local residents as they walk the scenic streets of Watch Hill to raise funds and awareness for the American Heart Association. Please call 860-913-0012 or visit greaterwesterlyheartwalk.org for more information. Southern New England Start! Heart Walk Saturday, May 21, 2011 Colt State Park in Bristol The Start! Heart Walk promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun environment. The event draws companies, friends, and families that can enter one or several teams. The camaraderie and friendly competition brings team members together for a very worthy cause. This year’s event chair is Francis R. Dietz, president and CEO of the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Jim Taricani of WJAR NBC10 is the lifetime honorary chair of the Southern New England Start! Heart Walk. More than 2,000 walkers participated in 2010, raising almost $300,000 for the fight against heart disease and stroke. Please call 401-330-1703 or visit sneheartwalk.org for more information. Gold Heart Luncheon — Honoring Armand Sabitoni Wednesday, December 7, 2011 The Rhode Island Convention Center The annual Gold Heart Luncheon, now in its fifteenth year, celebrates an extraordinary leader among the Rhode Island corporate community who has significantly contributed to the advancement of the state in his or her field of expertise. Recipients of the Richard M. Oster Gold Heart Award are honored during a business luncheon among friends, family, and associates. Please call 401-330-1706 for more information. Southern New England Heart Ball Saturday, June 18, 2011 The Marble House in Newport One of the premier events in Rhode Island for the last 25 years, this black-tie gala features fine catering, a live auction, and live music at a true American architectural gem. Join the American Heart Association for an evening of elegance at one of Newport’s most impressive mansions, recently designated a National Historic Landmark. Please call 401-330-1706 for more information. Volunteer Opportunities From elementary school students to seasoned cardiologists, the American Heart Association offers a variety of volunteer opportunities ranging from organizing small fundraisers and assisting with events’ logistics to more specialized roles such as media spokespeople, public policy advocates and medical consultants. Are you a photographer who would like to donate your time to our organization? A physical education teacher who wants to implement one of our programs at your school? A restaurant owner? Social media expert? We can match your business and talent with one of our programs, events, and initiatives. Please call 401-330-1702 for more information. GO RED FOR WOMEN 2011 7

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