February – Women’s Heart Health Event

Promoting Women's Heart Health During American Heart Month

Annual Event Marks American Heart Month

Monmouth Medical Center Hosts Third Annual HeartCaring® ‘Day of Dance’ at Monmouth Mall in Conjunction with American Heart Month

Each February, Monmouth Medical Center hosts a women's heart health event in conjunction with its Spirit of Women and HeartCaring initiative. View our photo gallery.

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Spirit of Women is an alliance of health care providers that are committed to high standards of excellence in women's health, education and community outreach. Monmouth Medical Center is Monmouth County's exclusive Spirit of Women hospital, and through this alliance, has been designated a HeartCaring hospital, a national designation reserved for a select group of hospitals and clinicians that signifies excellence in women's cardiovascular care. Sponsored by Monmouth Medical Center, the event features Tai Chi and Zumba demonstrations as well as a special appearance by area dancers, health screenings and information, giveaways, prizes and raffles.


A month-long national observance, American Heart Month urges citizens to recognize the nationwide problem of heart and blood vessel diseases and support all essential programs designed to solve the problem. To demonstrate support of American Heart Month, the exterior of Monmouth Medical Center is illuminated in red throughout February in partnership with the American Heart Association's national Go Red For Women campaign.

Heart disease is the No.1 cause of death in the United States. It is also one of the most preventable. Monmouth Medical Center and its fellow Barnabas Health Heart Centers are hosting a range of screening events, educational programs, nutritional and heart disease risk assessments, and family-focused programs at Barnabas Health hospitals and community-based centers. From infant CPR courses to cardiac physicians explaining the latest guidelines for preventing heart attack and stroke, all the activities are designed to improve the heart health of New Jersey residents.