Friday, 1 February 2019 to Thursday, 28 February 2019

As a charity, the Heart Foundation relies on the community’s support and generosity to help fund its lifesaving work in heart health research, education and cardiac care.

Heart Awareness Month is an ideal time for workplaces to run events to raise money for the Heart Foundation's work, and encourage their people to have their heart health checked.

Your workplace can get involved in a fundraiser for the New Zealand Heart Foundation during its appeal week or at any time of the year. You could get involved with the Big Heart Appealvolunteer to be a street collector and/or put a donation box in your business.

You could also consider running a Go Red for Women event to promote heart health particularly to the women in your workplace.

The appeal week is also a great time to remind your people to take care of their heart health.

Maybe promote heart checks, heart-healthy food, sitting less and moving more, and take a quick check of how your workplace environment and practices promote (or hinder) heart health.