National Heart Month: how to get involved
It’s February which means we’re celebrating National Heart Month! To mark the occasion, we thought we’d share how you can get involved and raise awareness for cardiovascular diseases.
How can I get involved?
The British Heart Foundation has partnered with RevivR to offer free online CPR training which only takes 15 minutes to complete. Share the link with friends and family and help potentially save a life.
Choose a day in February and get everyone to wear red to work to show their support for National Heart Month. Make sure to ask for donations from everyone who participates!
Host an event
Whether it’s a pub quiz night, cake sale or sponsored run – do something fun to raise money and get your colleagues involved. Sign up on the British Heart Foundation website to set up your fundraising page.
Boost your own heart health by trying to do at least 30 minutes of exercise each day. The secret? Find something you actually enjoy that you can keep going back to without getting bored.
Take on a challenge
Run a half marathon with a mate, go on a sponsored walk or challenge yourself to do something out of your comfort zone to help raise money for National Heart Month.
Partner with The British Heart Foundation
If your organisation is interested in partnering with The British Heart Foundation then send them an email at [email protected] for more information.
Remind your patients about the importance of heart health
As a healthcare professional, you have the power to have a positive influence on the patients/clients you work with. Remind them of the importance of heart health and the steps they can take to prevent any cardiovascular complications.