Heart Health

Heart Health is a critical mission of the Alpha Phi Foundation and the Denver Alumnae of Alpha Phi is here to provide you with resources, information, and events from the American Heart Association (AHA) to help you tackle heart disease.

Raise Awareness

Support Go Red For Women as we participate in AHA’s National Wear Red Day® on Friday, February 7, 2020.  Dust off that Red Dress Gala attire, put your pin on, and make a point to tell a family member, friend, or colleague about heart disease.

Why Go Red? Cardiovascular disease in the U.S. kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Go Red For Women advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health.  Click here to learn more about the Go Red For Women initiative presented by the AHA.

Throughout the year, make sure to take time to educate yourself on the latest information about heart health.  Make sure know your risk factors and make a point to know your numbers.

Raise Funds

Through the annual Heart to Heart Grant, Alpha Phi Foundation helps fund research and educational programs that support the improvement of women’s heart health.  The Heart to Heart Grant awards a $100,000 annually to medical professionals to better understand heart disease in women—specifically its symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

Denver Community Heart Health Events Sponsored by AHA

In addition to National Wear Red Day and Heart Health Month, the AHA hosts many events. Check out one of these events in the local, Denver area:

Check back closer to year end for more information on 2020 Heart Health Month events.

Alpha Phi Red Dress Activities

Beta Gamma Heart Health Week

The Beta Gamma chapter of Alpha Phi, at CU Boulder, is hosting its 1st annual Heart Health Week. Many are unaware that heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in America. The chapter is dedicated time and effort to bring awareness to the prevention of this disease. Throughout the Week of October 21-26, Beta Gamma will be hosting events to raise awareness to heart health and the Alpha Phi Foundation.

Join the chapter for Mac N Phis on Thursday, October 24 from 8 pm – 11 pm at 1015 15th Street, Boulder, CO. Day of tickets are $7 or you can click here to donate: https://www.greeks4good.com/campaigns/heart-health-week/?updated=1.

Iota Zeta Red Dress Gala

The Iota Zeta Chapter (Colorado School of Mines) cordially invites you to attend their Red Dress Gala on Friday, November 8, 2019 from 5 PM to 8 PM at the Vista at the Applewood golf course in Golden, Colorado. This event will feature a silent auction, gift card pull, fundraising games, dinner, and dessert dash. All proceeds raised go to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation to fund research for women’s cardiac care. To purchase tickets go to minesRDG.givesmart.com or text minesRDG to 52182.Ticket sales will close on October 21, 2019.

Have an Announcement?

As a strong alumnae community, we are dedicated to the success of the Alpha Phi Foundation, our local and international collegian chapters, and our Sister alumnae Chapters. If you currently have a Red Dress event scheduled, please contact us and we will publish the information for our membership.

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