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  • Ways to Get Involved with the American Heart Association 

    The Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) and Lifespan are proud sponsors of several American Heart Association events in the region, including February’s National Wear Red Day and the Southern New England Go Red for Women Luncheon.

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    The Go Red for Women campaign is focused on empowering women with knowledge and tools to take charge of their heart health.  

    More women than men are affected by heart disease. Most women don’t notice the symptoms of heart disease and stroke until it is too late. Cardiovascular disease claims the lives of more than 400,000 females each year.

    The American Heart Association is a critical partner in CVI’s mission, whether it is championing breakthroughs in research, advancing treatment and prevention, or promoting public awareness about heart disease,” explained Samuel C. Dudley, MD, PhD, Cardiovascular Institute chief of cardiology.  “Naturally, the CVI team and caregivers across Lifespan hospitals are proud to support AHA’s effort in our community.”

    The Cardiovascular Institute at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Newport hospitals offers patients renowned physicians, highly skilled and experienced nurses, the best and latest technology, and an environment that’s most conducive to recovery.

    American Heart Association events that the Cardiovascular Institute and Lifespan will sponsor in 2015 include: 

    National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 6   

    Wear red to promote awareness or attend an event to raise money for the Go Red for Women campaign. For more information, go to To purchase tickets for the January 26 fundraiser, Girls’ Night Out! at Siena Restaurant, East Greenwich, RI, go to 

    Southern New England Go Red for Women Luncheon, Friday, February 13

    Held at the Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., the Go Red for Women Luncheon will feature lifesaving education and awareness in the fight against heart disease and stroke. Enjoy cooking demos, health screenings, educational exhibitors and a heart-healthy luncheon. The Cardiovascular Institute is a table sponsor for this event. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to 

    Southern New England Heart Walk, Sunday, June 7

    The Southern New England Heart Walk will take place for the first time at Station Park, Downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Featuring a 2 mile or 3.5 mile walk route, included will be free health screenings, cardiovascular advice from experts, giveaways, a kid zone and healthy snacks. The Cardiovascular Institute is the Shaking the Salt Habit sponsor for the walk. Hospital company leaders will be named soon. In the meantime, to learn how you can start a team, join one, or otherwise participate with our Lifespan and partner hospital teams, please contact Pat Calci at or visit 

    Southern New England Heart Ball, Saturday, June 13

    Inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, from 6 – 11:30 p.m., the Marble House Mansion, 596 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI will host this elegant black tie affair and be transformed into an evening of imagination, all to highlight the American Heart Association’s mission to improve the health of children in Southern New England. The Cardiovascular Institute is a table sponsor. To learn more visit