Friday, February 3 is National Go Red for Women Day! It’s a day for you to wear red, raise some money for the American Heart Association, or make personal choices to live a heart-healthier life. Here are some events surrounding the National Go Red for Women Day around the Sound. Make a difference in your life or someone else’s and attend one of these activities!

National Wear Red Day Paint the Town Events
Friday, February 3
Participating Puget Sound Salons

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Paint the Town will be held on Friday, February 3. Activities will include:
• CPR Training/Information
• Health Screenings
• Heart Health Information
• American Heart Association Better U Candidates Make-overs Video

Attend a rally at one of the following participating salons:

Che’mel Salon – 4430 6TH AVE, Tacoma, WA 98406; 253.548.8910;

Embellish – 1121 Ct D #A Tacoma, WA 98402; 253.752.8144;

Daniel Ross Salon – 17407 SE Wax Rd Covington, WA 98042; 253.630.9423;

Peppers Salon – 3806 9th Street Southwest Puyallup, WA 98373; 253.841.4247;

Salon Miró – 1320 Broadway Tacoma, WA 98402; 253.272.6476;

A special thank you to these locations for supporting the effort to raise awareness of the No. 1 killer of women – heart disease.

Project Red Dress
Friday, February 3
Fairmont Olympic Hotel
411 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101

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Project Red Dress 2012 is Directed by the Metropolitan Fashion Week under the direction of Eduardo Khawam, who will deliver the most exquisite night of class and style at the timeless Fairmont Olympic Hotel. ‎”Evening Magazine” reporter and host Jim Dever will host. There will be a special performance by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra. And gowns designed by 12 students from local fashion design schools will be participating in this year’s competition. All for a good cause. Tickets can be purchased online.

Go Red Connect
Saturday, February 4
10:00am – 2:00pm
Macy’s Bellevue Square
400 Bellevue Square
Bellevue, WA 98004

This event features a passport program with “heart-healthy” stops designed to educate participants on their risk factors for heart disease and living a healthy lifestyle. Stations will include Hands-Only CPR training with firefighters, chair massages, fitness information, and balanced nutrition.Participants who complete the passport program will be entered to win a grand prize from Macy’s.

Heart disease and stroke survivors, and women that have made healthy lifestyle changes are invited to come and share their personal stories and enter the national search for Go Red spokespersons.

Washington Plus America “Go Red” Red Carpet Party
Friday, February 17
Holiday Inn Downtown Everett
3105 Pine Street
Everett, WA 98201

The Washington Plus America pageant has chosen the American Heart Association as one of two charity partners for 2012. In addition to helping raise awareness about women and heart disease, Washington Plus America will donate all proceeds from its Red Carpet Launch Party to Go Red For Women. The Red Carpet Launch Party is the official kickoff to their first annual pageant weekend, and features live entertainment from the EriAm Sisters. The event is open to the public. Purchase tickets online at VIP $50; general admission $35. All proceeds benefit the Puget Sound American Heart Association.

Girly Girl Wines adDress Your Heart
Thursday, February 23
5:00pm – 9:00pm
15029 Woodinville Redmond Rd
Woodinville, WA 98072
425.485.2437 x 105

Head to Girly Girl Wines’ Woodinville tasting room! For $20 you’ll receive a glass of wine, 4 raffle tickets, food, live music, wine tasting and cake balls from dianne’s Delights. 20% of all revenue on the 23rd will be donated to the American Heart Association for their Go Red campaign.

Women Take Heart Red Event
Wednesday February 29
5:30pm – 8:00pm
Januik Novelty Hill
14710 Woodinville-Redmond Road
Woodinville, WA 98072

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Red wine and dark chocolate can be heart smart for women, and what better time for ladies to learn more than on Leap Year Day (Feb. 29)! During a special Women Take Heart™ program, women can sip wine, tour the winery, sample chocolates and discover ways to live a heart healthy lifestyle from a cardiologist and nutritionist. Cost: $29, Pre-registration required; space is limited. Register online.