Tulsa area businesses ready to Go Red for Women
BY BRAVETTA HASSELL World Scene Writer
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
1/29/13 at 7:44 AM
In celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Go Red For Women movement, the American Heart Association is encouraging everyone to show support in the fight against heart disease in women by wearing red on Friday, which is the first Friday in February, known as National Wear Red Day.
Anyone can participate by wearing a red dress, red tie, red sweater or red jacket, and businesses can Go Red by decorating their windows in red, hosting a fundraiser for the AHA or encouraging employees to eat a heart-healthy lunch.
Several local and area businesses have already made plans to celebrate the movement.
Volunteers will be presenting red hats for newborns and Red Dress pins for mothers at the Peggy V. Helmerich Women's Health Center at Hillcrest Medical Center and Hillcrest Hospital South. This will remind the moms to take care of the baby's heart and their own.
Mix 96 KRAV-FM radio station is hosting a web contest this week. Those who submit a photo of themselves or co-workers wearing red will be entered to win a prize package of Taylor Swift's new CD "Red" and two tickets to Swift's sold-out concert in August at the BOK Center.
Broken Arrow Main Street is going red. Several businesses, including On the Corner Boutique and Main Street Tavern, have painted their windows red and are selling red hearts as a fundraiser.
Macy's has discounts in honor of National Wear Red Day. Customers wearing red at Macy's from Wednesday through Sunday will receive all-day savings throughout the store. Customers not wearing red can purchase a Red Dress pin for $2 to receive the savings. Macy's will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the pins to the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement.
Donna's Fashions, 10051 S. Yale Ave., will have a special cuff available during February, with a portion of the proceeds going to Go Red.
Visit the Blue Dome District, which is going red. Several businesses are selling hearts as a fundraiser.
Sharon Hutton, owner of Letterpress of Tulsa, has created two limited-edition heart-themed greeting cards that would be perfect for Valentine's Day. These handmade cards will be $1 each on Friday and Saturday, with each dollar going to the Go Red campaign. Letterpress of Tulsa is at 412 E. Second St.
The United Keetoowah Band Casino in Tahlequah will have employees wearing red and proudly displaying Red Dress pins.
Drumright Regional Hospital will be selling Red Dress pins and T-shirts, with all donations going to Go Red For Women.
Great Clips at 81st Street and Lewis Avenue will sell hearts to display in the salon for $1 during February, and stylists will be wearing red on Friday.
The Indian Health Care Resource Center will host a heart-healthy cooking demonstration at 11:30 a.m. on Friday.
Bits 'n' Pieces
Lourdes Chavez trunk show: The Lourdes Chavez spring 2013 trunk show runs Tuesday and Wednesday at Miss Jackson's in Utica Square.
Chavez is known for her use of beautiful fabrics from some of the world's finest mills. She is particularly drawn to intricate hand-embroidery, hand-crafted lace, printed silks and bright colors, seen throughout her spring collection.
Chavez is also an expert pattern maker, so the way a fabric drapes on the body always drives her design process. Her spring collection includes gowns and cocktail dresses as well as separates and suiting appropriate for day.
Trollbeads: Sweet Tooth Candy and Gift Company hosts its Trollbeads trunk show from Saturday to Monday at 3747 S. Harvard Ave.
The show features the Trollbeads Spring 2013 Collection that includes designs inspired by the summer.
Find beads crafted with the sea in mind, as well as beach balls, strawberry stripes and other vacation-themed details.
For more information, call 918-712-8785.
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Bravetta Hassell 918-581-8316
The American Heart Association wants everyone to wear red on Friday to show support in the fight against heart disease in women. Courtesy
Broken Arrow stores are participating in Go Red For Women, which brings attention to the fight against heart disease in women. Courtesy