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  • Ways to Support the American Heart Association 

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

    American Heart Association logo

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

    Heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death in American women, claiming more than 400,000 lives 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 efforts 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 sponsor include: 

    National Wear Red Day 

    On Friday, February 7, the Cardiovascular Institute and Lifespan will sell Red Dress Pins and paper hearts to employees to promote awareness and raise money for the Go Red for Women campaign. 

    Southern New England Go Red for Women Luncheon

    On Friday, February 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Southern New England Go Red for Women Luncheon will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. The event will mark the tenth anniversary of the Go Red mission. The Cardiovascular Institute is a table sponsor for this event.  For more information or to purchase tickets, go to or contact

    Southern New England Heart Walk

    On Sunday, June 8, starting at 9 a.m., Lifespan and its hospitals will host teams for this annual event at Colt State Park in Bristol. The Cardiovascular Institute is the Exercise Sponsor for the walk. To join our team or start your own, please visit  

    Southern New England Heart Ball

    On Saturday, June 14, from 6 pm to midnight, Belcourt of Newport will be the setting for this black-tie event to highlight the research and education successes related to congenital heart defects – the most prevalent birth defect. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Sara McMullen at 401-330-1706 or The Cardiovascular Institute is a table sponsor for this event.