Join the Heart of Fitness Tour: Check Out Your Heart Health at WomenHeart + Burlington Stores! #hearthealth

February is “Heart Health” month and while every adult should be checked for heart health, women in particular need to focus on this issue. Burlington stores and WomenHeart have partnered together in support of this initiative. The Heart of Fitness tour hits LA in Arcadia on 2/26!

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WomenHeart and Burlington Take Charge in the Fight against Heart Disease by Offering Free Fitness Events and Raising Funds to Support the Cause

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What: Learn why this is so important!

Nearly 43 million women are currently living with heart disease– the leading cause of death of American women. However, women can easily take charge of their health and reduce the risk of heart disease by 30-50% by engaging in physical activity.[1] That’s why WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease and Burlington Stores, a national off price retailer, are dedicating the fourth year of their partnership to driving home the importance of exercise and physical activity in the fight against heart disease by launching the Heart of Fitness Tour, which will be arriving in Los Angeles this February.

When:
On Thursday, February 26th, Los Angeles residents are invited to participate in the Heart of Fitness Tour event, which consists of a

complimentary fitness class led by certified instructors, including a light stretch and brisk walk around the store.

free heart health screenings (consisting of blood pressure measurement, waist circumference and a risk factor questionnaire) from heart health professionals.

Bilingual educational materials will also be distributed by WomenHeart Champions, heart disease survivors who are volunteer community educators and advocates for women’s heart health.

Throughout February and March:
In addition, From February 1 through March 31, customers are invited to help raise funds to increase awareness about the importance of women’s heart health, and to support women living with this chronic and life-threatening disease.
Customers can donate a $1 or more at check-out at all 542 Burlington locations nationwide to benefit WomenHeart.
For every dress purchased during this time period at all Burlington locations, Burlington will donate $1 [up to $25,000] to benefit WomenHeart and fund life-saving heart health education.
As a thank you, customers will receive 20% off their purchase at 1-800-Flowers.com.

The WomenHeart and Burlington Event Details:
When: Thursday, February 26th, 2015– 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*The fitness class will take place from noon to 1 p.m.

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Where: Burlington: 1201 South Baldwin Avenue Arcadia, CA 91007 Ph:(626) 447-8784

Who: Burlington & WomenHeart’s Heart of Fitness Tour
along with heart health professionals and WomenHeart Champions

How:

About the sponsors:
WomenHeart:

The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease is the nation’s only patient centered organization serving the 42 million American women living with or at risk for heart disease – the leading cause of death in women. WomenHeart is solely devoted to advancing women’s heart health through advocacy, community education, and the nation’s only patient support network for women living with heart disease. WomenHeart is both a coalition and a community of thousands of members nationwide, including women heart patients and their families, physicians, and health advocates, all committed to helping women live longer, healthier lives. To receive a free online heart health action kit or to donate, visit www.womenheart.org.

Burlington

Burlington is a national off-price retailer offering style for less with up to 65 percent off department store prices every day. Departments include ladies’ dresses, suits, sportswear, juniors, accessories, menswear, family footwear and children’s clothing. It also includes an assortment of furniture and accessories for baby at Baby Depot, home décor and gifts, along with the largest selection of coats in the nation for the entire family. Burlington has 542 stores in 44 States and Puerto Rico. For more, visit www.BurlingtonStores.com.

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Data Source:
[1] Go A S, Mozaffarian, D, Roger, V L, Benjamin E J, et al. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2014 Update: A Report from the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee. Circulation 2014. Pg. 122, pg. 208, pg. 209, pg. 122, pg. 204, pg. 202, pg. 203, pg. 77, pg. 39 & pg. 66.

Heart health for women is an initiative I support. Too many women I know — including those in my own family– had had significant heart issues. The risk factors are the same but the signs of heart disease and heart attacks for women are very different than those of men. Women die much more frequently or have greater issues in recovering from heart attacks. It’s time to step up and do something. Get checked out
and know if you are at risk!

Support this initiative by buying a dress during February and March to trigger a donation by Burlington!

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

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