Santa Barbara will ignite its passion and “Go Red” this February to raise awareness for heart-disease in celebration of National Wear Red Day and National Heart Month. Hundreds of women, men, and businesses will show their support for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Movement as they join together and participate in various events to end heart disease – the #1 killer of women in the United States.

“The Santa Barbara American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement offers informative programs and events to increase awareness of women’s heart disease while raising the funds needed to help them live longer, stronger, and healthier lives,” said Lisa Dosch, Executive Director of the American Heart Association’s Central Coast & Northern Central Coast Divisions.

Flags on State Street “Go Red” – February 4 – 16

In recognition of February as National Heart Month, the Downtown Organization of Santa Barbara will showcase symbolic red flags representing the American Heart Association, bearing the iconic heart and torch emblem. This will be the second year of participation for the American Heart Association. The AHA flags will fly up and down State Street in downtown Santa Barbara for two weeks, helping to raise awareness for heart disease, this nation’s #1 killer.

Santa Barbara Go Red For Women Luncheon – February 14th

On Friday, February 14, the American Heart Association will be joined by over 500 women and men dressed in red at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort for the Santa Barbara Go Red For Women Luncheon.

The exhilarating event will take place from 10:00 am- 1:30 pm at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort and is programmed to feature inspiring stories from local heart disease survivors, educational breakout sessions, and additional guest speakers which include well known, stand-up comedian and motivational speaker, Diana Jordan. Highlights include local KEYT News Channel 3 Anchor, Shirin Rajaee, serving as the event emcee, educational breakout sessions will be conducted by American Medical Response, and celebrity chef and Karma Chow Founder, Melissa Costello. The 2014 Santa Barbara Go Red For Women Luncheon is presented locally by Union Bank.

For more information about the event, please visit, call (805) 963-8862 or email:

Thank You for Going Red!

As part of the American Heart Association’s Heart Month activities, over 100 retailers in Santa Barbara will “Go Red” to show their support for the American Heart Association and to raise awareness for Santa Barbara’s No. 1 killer, heart disease. The AHA would like to honor and thank the following companies that are encouraging their employees to join the Go Red For Women Movement by going red and making healthy lifestyle changes: 805 Living, Aldo, American Eagle, American Ale, Angel, Bank of the West, Bacara, BCBG, Bettie Page Clothing, Blush, Brookstone, Casa Dorinda, Claire’s, Condor Express, Conway Family Wines, Cottage Health System, Cotton On, Cox Communications, English Chiropractic, Eureka, Figueroa Brake and Alignment, Francesca’s Collections, GBL Distributing Co., George, Glamour House, Glenda’s Party Cove, Italian Pottery Outlet, James Perse, Jazzercise Santa Barbara, Jedlicka’s (SB & Las Olivas), JZPR, La Cumbre Plaza, Lady Foot Locker, Law Office of Garry Tetalman, Letter Perfect Stationery/Gifts, LF, Lole, Macerich, Maison K, Mendoza Electric, Michael Stars, Montecito Bank and Trust, MTD, NineWest, Planet Beauty, Posh Jewelry, Pressed Juicery, Que Si Bella, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sambo’s, Sandbar, Sansum Clinic, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Ty Warner Sea Center, Santa Barbara Seals Surf School, Santa Barbara Public Library, SB Independent, SB News Press, SB Shellfish Co., SELPA, South Coast Landscape, Tennis Shop of Montecito, T-Mobile, Tri County Produce, Union Ale, Viva Oliva, White House Black Market, Whole Foods, Wine Cask, Yankee Candle, and Yves Delorme.

Many stores in Santa Barbara have special offers. For example, Macy*s will offer 20% off to shoppers who wear red. Visit for a complete list of stores participating.

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more, call your American Heart Association Central Coast Division office at (805)963-8862 or visit

About Go Red For Women

Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s solution to save women’s lives. With one out of three women still dying from heart disease, we are committed to fighting this No. 1 killer that is preventable., a premier source of information and education, connects millions of women of all ages and gives them tangible resources to turn personal choices into life-saving actions. We encourage women and the men who love them to embrace the cause. For more information please visit or call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278). The movement is nationally sponsored by Macy’s, in addition to local sponsors and support.


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