Get Your Raffle Tickets to Support Go Red for Women

More than 50 baskets are available to win in support of Go Red for Women – the national movement to raise awareness about women and heart health and to raise funds to support the American Heart Association. Tickets are one for $1 or six for $5. The drawing will take place on Friday, February 1, 1:30 pm, University Campus. See photos of the baskets. Buy your raffle tickets this week at the locations below.

  • 100 Front Street – Monday, Wednesday and Friday, second floor common area near the kitchen – 11: 30 am to 1 pm; Tuesday and Thursday, first floor common area near the kitchen – 11:30 am to 1 pm
  • Memorial Campus Cafeteria – 11:30 am to 1 pm
  • Hahnemann Campus Cafeteria – 11:30 am to 1 pm
  • University Campus Cafeteria – 11:30 am to 1 pm

Show Your Support: Go Red for Women

February is National Heart Month, and we are celebrating Go Red for Women – a national movement to raise awareness about women and heart health and to raise funds to support the American Heart Association – throughout our system. Here’s how you can take part:

Go Red Goes Big with Annual Fundraiser

The Go Red team raised more than $9,000 through its annual raffle basket fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Congratulations to the more than 50 winners announced last recently, and thank you to the Go Red team and those who supported educating our employees about women and heart disease. It’s not too late to educate yourself on the effects of heart disease and take a free heart health risk assessment on our website.

Get Your Raffle Ticket to Support Go Red for Women

The Marketing and Communications Department donated a gift card basket.

More than 52 baskets are available to win in support of Go Red for Women. Buy your raffle tickets this week (see below); tickets are one for $1 or six for $5. The drawing is Friday, March 2, 1:30 pm, University Campus. Visit OurNet for the list of baskets to choose from.

  • Tri-River Family Health Center – Laura Bielecki
  • Biotech 1 – Diane Leonard
  • Worcester Business Center – Heidi Smart (Monday and Tuesday)
  • Information Services, 100 Front Street – Sue Gustafson (Monday and Tuesday)
  • Memorial Campus cafeteria – Michele Foley and Marcia Amaral (Monday and Tuesday)
  • Hahnemann Campus cafeteria – Sharon Krupski and Linda Anderson (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
  • University Campus cafeteria – Kathy Green, Vilma Merkelis, Luanne Hills, Rachael Carragher (Monday through Friday)

Get Ready for Go Red Festivities This Week!

Throughout our system, we are celebrating Go Red for Women, a national movement to raise awareness about women and heart health and to raise funds to support the American Heart Association. Here’s how you can take part:

  • Wear Red Day: Friday, February 2. Post pictures on our facebook page.
  • Visit the University, Memorial and Hahnemann campus cafeterias on Friday, February 2, for heart healthy menu options.
  • Raffle baskets: Win any of our baskets to raise money for the American Heart Association. Stay tuned for details on how to buy tickets.
  • Join the Go Red movement. Print poster for your area.
  • Learn tips and more on heart health.

Order Your Go Red Gear; Drop by Cafeterias to See Samples

It’s time to place your orders for Go Red t-shirts and vests. Clothing samples can be viewed in the cafeterias on our Hahnemann, Memorial and University campuses, Front Street, and Worcester Business Center, Mondays to Wednesdays, 11:30 am to 1 pm. Stop by, check out the samples, and order your gear. The deadline to order is Friday, January 19. Orders will be delivered prior to January 30. Downlod the order form. See flyer for contact information. And if you are planning to donate a department raffle basket for Go Red, email gored@umassmemorial.org by January 19 with the contact name, unit/department, the number of baskets and the themes (if known) for each.

Contribute a Basket to Raise Funds for Go Red for Women

It’s not too early to start thinking about Go Red for Women, as Wear Red for Women Day is held nationally Friday, February 2. Last year, our system raised nearly $10,000, which included money from our popular basket raffle. Preparations have begun for this year’s raffle to be held at all of our hospitals March 2. Would you like to contribute a basket? Here are some ideas: scratch tickets, wine, chocolate, gardening, kid’s crafts, cleaning items, family movie night, all things red. The ideas are endless. Email gored@umassmemorial.org by Friday, January 19 with your contact name, unit/department, the number of baskets you want to make and the themes for each (if known). Stay tuned for information on how to get your Go Red apparel too

Go Red Is Today; Celebrate Women’s Heart Health Awareness

The video, below, is promoted by Go Red for Women to raise awareness of heart disease symptoms in women. Ladies, if you had heart disease, would you recognize the symptoms? Sweating. Pressure. Nausea. Jaw pain. Believe it or not, these are all symptoms of a heart attack for women. Visit this website and take a few minutes to educate yourself. Reminder: If your team is wearing red today, be sure to post pictures on our Facebook page and use #goredwearred.

Wear Red on Friday, Raise Awareness to Fight Heart Disease!  

red-heartUMass Memorial Health Care is participating in National Wear Red Day this Friday, February 3. Wear red to raise awareness and help save women’s lives, and post your staff pictures on our Facebook page; use #goredwearred. The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign raises awareness of heart disease. Remember, it’s not just a man’s disease. The fact is: Heart disease is the number one killer of women, causing one in three deaths each year. When it comes to beating heart disease and stroke, change can be the cure.

How You Can Get Involved in Go Red for Women Festivities!

go-red-for-women-logoThroughout our system, we are celebrating Go Red for Women, a national movement to raise awareness about women and heart health and to raise funds to support the American Heart Association. Here’s how you can take part: