Charity begins at home. And by the best way to Go Red and get involved in the battle against heart disease in women is to start in your own backyard.
Paint your town red
Part of going red is helping us spread the word by having homes, workplaces, buildings, landmarks and even local businesses Go Red. We’re always looking for volunteers to help, especially on National Wear Red Day.
If you know any artists, reach out and see if they’d be interested in creating red-inspired pieces for murals, sidewalks, lampposts or anything else they can think of. Do you frequent a certain grocery store? Suggest creating red-themed healthy food displays. You can even ask that boutique on the corner if their window display can feature this season’s most stylish red clothing and accessories. There’s really no end to the possibilities. And because red is so versatile, you can be as creative as you’d like.
Become a volunteer
Go Red Passion Committees are groups of women committed to making their local community Go Red. Women who are part of this committee believe in the mission of the American Heart Association, and are willing to dedicate time, resources, influence and even dollars to these efforts. Passion members:
- Encourage local landmarks and buildings to Go Red on National Wear Red Day.
- Volunteer at Go Red for Women Luncheons, media events and health fairs.
- Help us organize a group of heart disease survivors for our Survivor Gallery photo shoot, or Go Red for Women casting call.
- Support Go Red Have Faith in Heart programs at area places of worship.
- Visit our national and local sponsors and thank them for their support.
- Speak at local events or Go Red Brown Bag presentations and share their stories.
You don’t have to be a survivor to be a part of our committee, but you do have to be a fighter. To find out more and how you can join us, contact your local Go Red for Women Luncheon Director. You can also become a volunteer by filing out the American Heart Association’s Volunteer online form.