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by You're C. on Friday, February 3, 2012

Go Red For Women National Wear Red Day 

Friday, February 3rd, 2012 

The first Friday in February (Feb. 3, 2012) is National Wear Red Day. Women and men everywhere are encouraged to wear red to raise awareness that heart disease is the #1 killer of women, and to make a donation to support the American Heart Association. In Austin, this signature day will kick off activities surrounding the new “Austin Beauty Week,” which benefits the Go Red For Women movement and raises awareness about women’s heart health. 

For more information, visit www.heart.org/austin or contact: 
Taylor Engel 512-338-2442 
Taylor.Engel@heart.org 


Go Red For Women Summit 
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 
8:30am -- 1:30pm 

Location: 
Hilton Austin 
500 East 4th Street, 
Austin, Texas 78701 

Chair: Kerry Hall, President, Texas Capital Bank, Austin 

Join the American Heart Association and City Goes Red sponsor St. David’s HealthCare for the Go Red For Women® Summit. Hear inspiring stories from brave women, and learn about risk factors, warning signs and the measures you can take to prevent heart disease and stroke, the #1 and #4 killers of women in the U.S. 

Registration begins at 8:30am, followed by educational breakout sessions, a vendor boutique and networking. The morning concludes with a heart healthy lunch and dynamic keynote speaker. 

For more information, visit www.heart.org/austintxgoredluncheon or contact: 
Taylor Engel
512-338-2442 
Taylor.Engel@heart.org 

San Marcos Heart Walk 
Saturday, March 24th, 2012 
Registration 8:00am, 
Heart Walk at 9:00am 

Location: Track & Field Stadium 
Texas State University 
San Marcos, TX 

The annual 5K non-competitive walking event is designed to bring public awareness to physical activity and a heart-healthy lifestyle, while raising the critical dollars needed to fund heart disease and stroke research and educational programs in the Central Texas region. Teams are made up of employees from local companies, along with friends and family members of all ages. 

In addition to serving as a celebration of healthy living, the Heart Walk is one of the American Heart Association’s primary fundraisers in the fight against heart disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 4 killers of Americans. 

For more information on how to participate, visit www.SanMarcosHeartWalk.org or contact: 
Amy Sawvell 
512-338-2441 
Amy.Sawvell@heart.org 

National Start Walking Day 
Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 

National Start Walking Day is a nationwide call-to-action for Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Your company can help employees take the first step in becoming more active by participating. Join thousands across the nation as they wear their sneakers to work on April 4, 2012, and pledge to start a healthier lifestyle as part of this annual event. 

For more information on how to participate, visit www.StartWalkingNow.org or contact: 

Amy Sawvell 
512-338-2441 
Amy.Sawvell@heart.org 

Vestido Rojo 
Saturday, April 14th, 2012 
8:00am – 1:30pm 

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel 
6121 North Interstate Highway 35, 
Austin, TX 78752 

The Vestido Rojo women’s conference is held in conjunction with Go Red Por Tu Corazon, the American Heart Association’s nationwide movement that celebrates the energy, passion and power of Hispanic women to band together and wipe out heart disease. The free event features health screenings, workshops on heart healthy cooking and nutrition, physical activity and diabetes prevention, as well as a heart healthy lunch and keynote presentation on heart disease prevention. 

Latina leaders in our community will serve as “Madrinas,” hostesses for tables of ten to help spread awareness to their friends, family and co-workers in the Hispanic community. 

For more details, visit www.heart.org/austin, or contact: 
Dusty Young 
512-338-2410 
Dusty.Young@heart.org 

Heart Ball of Austin 
Saturday, April 28th, 2012 
6:00pm -- 11:00pm 

Location: Hilton Austin 
500 East 4th Street, 
Austin, Texas 78701 

Chair: Barry Burgdorf, Vice Chancellor & General Counsel, University of Texas System 

The Heart Ball brings together Austin’s most influential leaders from the corporate, philanthropic and medical communities to raise funds and promote the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association. The evening’s black-tie festivities will include dinner, entertainment, dancing and an exciting silent and live auction.

The funds generated at the Heart Ball will support American Heart Association-funded cardiovascular disease research and educational programs to improve the lives of women, children and families in our community. The 2012 Heart Ball of Austin focuses special attention to the accomplishments made in the field of cardiovascular care through research, and will feature a special tribute to Dr. Kenneth Shine, Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at the University of Texas System, a former AHA President and current member of the Capital Area Board of Directors, for his dedication to the field of cardiology. 

For more details, visit www.heart.org/austintxheartball, or contact: 
Taylor Engel 
512-338-2442 
Taylor.Engel@heart.org 


Most Powerful Voices Gospel Concert 
Spring 2012 
Time, Date TBD 
Location: TBD 
Admission: TBD 

The “Most Powerful Voices Gospel Tour” presents an evening of empowering music fused with healthy lifestyle messaging. Grammy Award-winning Gospel artist Kirk Franklin will headline an all-star lineup of performers for this inspirational event. 

Thousands of concert-goers will hear an empowering message through the music, and will be urged to make a declaration to take control of their health, learn the warning signs and reduce their risk for stroke, the third-leading cause of death and a leading cause of long-term disability among African-Americans. 

For more information, visit www.heart.org/austin or contact: 
Dusty Young 
512-338-2410 
Dusty.Young@heart.org 

Austin Heart Walk Saturday, Oct. 27th, 2012 
Registration: 8:00am 
Event Start: 9:00am 
Location: S. 1st Street Bridge 

The Heart Walk is an annual non-competitive 5K walking event designed to bring public awareness to physical activity and a heart-healthy lifestyle, while raising critical dollars needed to fund the lifesaving mission of the American Heart Association. Walkers come out to support the fight against our community's leading cause of death-- heart disease. 

Participating in the Heart Walk is as easy as tying your shoes! Walk as part of your company team, or form your own team with family and friends. By participating in the Heart Walk, you are helping to save the lives of the ones you love. 

Prior to the walk, visit informational booths, enjoy live entertainment and activities for kids and pets. Top walkers, companies and teams will be awarded in ceremonies following the walk. 

For more information, visit www.AustinHeartWalk.org or contact: 
Amy Sawvell 
512-338-2441 
Amy.Sawvell@heart.org

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