Cape Goes Red for the American Heart Association

Cape Cod to Celebrate February as Heart Month

HYANNIS -The American Heart Association is pleased to announce Cape Cod will be one of the many areas around the United States celebrating February as Heart Month. Along with the 3rd Annual Go Red for Women Love Your Heart Luncheon at the Country Club at New Seabury on February 14th, towns across the Cape will shine red lights on significant municipal buildings in their respective communities in honor of first responders and survivors of heart disease. From the windmill, police station,  town hall, and fire station in Eastham to all the illuminated flags poles in Mashpee and the clock tower in Mashpee Commons to the Sandwich Town Hall to the John Mitchell Harbor Masters building on Ocean Street in Hyannis, Cape Cod will wear red with pride and honor. Other towns on the Cape are lighting up town halls, libraries and buildings of distinction.

Along with Go Red Cape Cod and the Go Red for Women Luncheon, businesses across Cape Cod will be allowing their employees to participate in Wear Red Day Friday February 2. On this day employees are allowed to wear red and jeans by donating $5 to the local American Heart Association. A few of the businesses participating are the Cape Cod Times, Home Staff, Curves Fitness for Women, Cardiovascular Specialists of Cape Cod, the merchants at Mashpee Commons, Talbots all Cape Cod locations, TD Banknorth, Rogers and Gray Insurance Agency, and the Hyannis Area Chamber Office.

"One in three American women dies of heart disease-that's a frightening statistic. The good news is woman can take significant steps to reduce their risk," stated Melinda Gallant, Executive Director of the American Heart Association's Cape Cod & Islands office. "In fact, that's what Heart Month events are all about: knowing the facts and taking the steps needed to love and protect your heart."

Current Local Partners for Go Red include: Schering -Plough, Bank of America, Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, Cape Cod Five Bank, Heritage Museums and Gardens of Sandwich, Rehabilitation Hospital of Cape Cod, Sandwich, Cardiovascular Specialists of Cape Cod, Eastern Bank, Falmouth Hospital and TD Banknorth.

Go Red media partners include WQRC Radio and Cape Cod Times.

For ticket information to the Go Red for Women luncheon or any of the February events call the American Heart Association at 508-775-2180. Local office information available online here. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on