Happy Heart Day!

I wanted to share all of this with you, in honor of Valentine's Day and our hearts! My family has been affected by heart disease - both of my grandpas had heart attacks and open heart surgery, and eventually both passed away after suffering heart attacks.

Heart health is something we really need to think about ... and Diet Coke has a message they'd like to share with you.

Show your Heart Ohio!

Because Heart Health is always in style, Diet Coke will be hosting a Heart Truth Fashion event at the Ohio State University later this month to remind people to show their love for the cause and support heart health educational programs.    

The Heart Truth® is a national awareness campaign, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The campaign not only raises awareness about heart disease in women, it also equips them to take action against risk factors.

The fashion event will be held on February 29 at 7 p.m. in the Ohio State University Ohio Union Performance Hall.  Models recruited from Ohio State and the greater Columbus community will walk the runway, wearing red and displaying their commitment to heart health. During the show, heart health facts and heart health best practices will be shared. Models will share how they live heart healthy and will ‘show your heart’ at the end of their run.

The event will also feature Diet Coke product sampling, Heart Status stations featuring heart health screenings by a local heart health organization & Wii Fit Heart Healthy trials.  The conclusion of the event will be marked by a charitable contribution to a local heart health organization.

Diet Coke is a passionate supporter of The Heart Truth® and a four-year partner with the NHLBI. In 2012, Diet Coke will continue to raise awareness and funds in support of women's heart health education and research and is celebrating its partnership with limited edition cans and bottles featuring red heart and dress visuals.

Thanks to Diet Coke for sharing this information with me!
As we celebrate Valentine's Day, let's remember to keep our hearts healthy too!

Disclosure: I didn't receive any compensation for this post. I was fortunate enough to be invited to the event on February 29 by Diet Coke, but am unable to attend. However, I wanted to share the information about the fashion show and heart health with my readers because you all hold a special place in my HEART.

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