It was enough to move your heart or at least get you thinking about how
to take better care of your ticker. Locally, more than 300 attendees dressed
in red kicked off the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women campaign
Feb. 6 at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center. The national campaign
asked women to take charge of their heart health, make it a top priority and
live stronger, longer lives. Hosted by WKYC TV 3 health anchor Monica Robins,
the event featured inspiration and information from those affected by heart
disease. Cleveland Magazine was a local sponsor of the event.
This month, continue the celebration with the American Heart Gala "Put On
Your Red Dress, Baby!" Honorary co-chairs Dr. Bernadine Healy and Norma Lerner
will host the April 24 benefit at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown The evening
begins with a VIP reception at 6 p.m. and includes dinner, cocktails, a silent
auction and dancing until midnight.
Swim for Diabetes
Get wet for a good cause April 23 to 25 and raise money for the Diabetes Association
of Greater Cleveland. Swim, scuba, snorkel (you can also walk, ride or run to
raise money) at more than 60 pool locations throughout Greater Cleveland. Verizon
Wireless, Cleveland Magazine and a host of others are sponsors of the event.
Visit www.swimfordiabetes.com for
Fusion Football Kicks Off
The Cleveland Fusion kicks off its National Women's Football Association season
at home in grand style. The April 24 home opener, held at Cleveland Browns Stadium
at 3 p.m., will be the first NWFA game held in an NFL stadium. Tickets are $10
for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Cleveland Magazine is a sponsor
of the game. Call (440) 816-1457 for tickets.
The Galleria at Erieview gets a facelift make that a food-lift as it's transformed into a marketplace of culinary specialties, festivities and fun for Market Under Glass. The April 19 benefit for Harvest for Hunger features more than 30 local restaurants and beverage purveyors. Celebrity chef Chez Ray will demonstrate cooking techniques and mingle with guests. Cleveland Magazine is a sponsor of the event, which is presented by Kaiser Permanente.
Now that the work is finally complete, it's time to show off a little. For months, a collection of nonprofit organizations, businesses and dedicated individuals have been working to transform an 88-year-old home into a state-of-the-art example of environmentally friendly remodeling. A series of open houses will be held April 23 to 25.
A "Contractors Open House" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 23 will feature
seminars, workshops and demonstrations by project participants for professional
contractors seeking to learn more about green products and methods. For more
information, contact Amy Roskilly at the Cleveland Green Building Coalition
at (216) 961-8850, ext. 301. The public will get a chance to walk through the
EcoVation Home from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 24 and 25 with participants on hand
to help you get started on your own green projects. For more information, call
Carolyn Bentley at Cleveland Magazine, (216) 771-2833, ext. 147, or visit www.clevelandmagazine.com/ecovation.