February is American Heart Month!

The UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care is recognizing American Heart Month with events and screenings to raise awareness of the importance of good cardiovascular health.

We hope you will join all of us in the UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care and show your support for American Heart Month. 

Monday, Feb.  3 - UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Healthy Heart Initiative – 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. – Children’s Hospital Lobby

Stop by for free information on how to improve your cardiovascular health. Information will include heart healthy diets, symptoms of heart disease, and where to find treatment that is right for you. And don’t forget to pick up your free American Heart Month pin and learn about our GO RED FOR WOMEN Photo Booth!

Friday, Feb. 7 – GO RED FOR WOMEN Photo Booth – 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Children’s Hospital Lobby Stage

Feb. 7 is National WEAR RED DAY. Show your support for women’s heart health by stopping by the GO RED FOR WOMEN Photo Booth! Bring your co-workers to get your photo taken for a UNC Health Care slide show highlighting our support for women’s heart health. Can’t wear RED to work? No problem!  Bring a red sweater, jacket, hat, or scarf to slip on, or simply wear your American Heart Month pin (which is RED and will be available at the booth!). We'll also have fun, festive RED items available for you to borrow at the Photo Booth. Show your support for women’s heart health and stop by the Photo Booth.

Tuesday, Feb. 25 - UNC Employee Health Fair – 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Women's Hospital Lobby

Get screened for cardiovascular disease! It is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your cardiovascular health. Exams include cholesterol and blood pressure screenings, weight and waist measurements with BMI (Body Mass Index), as well as medical counseling and educational information, including risk factors and lifestyle modifications. No appointment is necessary, and all appointments are free of charge to UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine employees. Stop by the Employee Health Fair and get screened!

Wednesday, Feb. 26 - 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. - UNC Mallwalkers 'Heels in Motion' Program -  The Streets at Southpoint

Ross Simpson, MD, Director of the Lipid Prevention Clinic at UNC, will be talking about the importance of cholesterol management. UNC Mallwalkers at The Streets at Southpoint has been helping local residents live healthier lifestyles since 2002. The program has provided community members with the opportunity to stretch their legs and exercise in safe and comfortable environments. Since its inception, the mallwalking program at Southpoint has grown to more than 1,200 members who have logged more than 250,000 miles. Know a friend or family member who might want to sign-up? Click here for more information.

For more information on American Heart Month, the UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care, or any of these events, please contact , UNC Heart and Vascular Communications Specialist.