National Heart Month - February 2022
National Heart Month is an annual event to raise awareness and encourage people to look after their heart. There are many ways to get involved with National Heart Month and one of the ways we want you to get involved is making your community heart safe!
We want YOU!
Get involved this National Heart Month
1. Hold a Valentine's Day Fundraiser
This Valentine's day you could organise a fundraising event in your community to help us continue with our life saving work.
Hold a cake sale - donating profits to AF Association
Organise a swap shop at home, and invite all your friends and their friends to bring unwanted clothes and/or books. For each swap donate $1 to AF Association.
Organise a bingo event at your local hall, charge players per game and maybe try asking local businesses for prizes, donating the profits to AF Association.
Whether your talent is jewellery making, painting or woodwork, put your very best homemade goods up for sale at a unique arts & crafts sale for AF Association.
If you have any questions about fundraising ideas, please see our contact details below:
Telephone: +44 (0)1789 867 502
2. DETECT and PROTECT against AF-related Stroke
AF is the most common type of arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorder) and is a major cause of stroke. It is also linked to heart failure, depression, and poor quality of life.
It is so important for you to Know Your Pulse!
A simple 30 second pulse check could DETECT an irregular rhythm — a sign of AF. If AF is diagnosed, you can then be given anticoagulation to PROTECT against AF-related stroke.
Get in touch if you are interested in hosting a Know Your Pulse event, in your community, as we can support you to organise it.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Make your family and friends aware of their heart
Download some of our resources and share with your family and friends this National Heart Month. By doing this you are making people more aware of heart health and the different conditions that can affect people. All our resources are endorsed by the Department of Health, covering all aspects of of atrial fibrillation care, diagnosis and treatments.Visit us HERE to view our resources that are FREE for download today.