February is Heart Month and we celebrate through our ROCK RED FRIDAY event held each year.
The day will see workplaces, schools, colleges, playgroups transformed into a sea of red, all with the aim of raising awareness of congenital heart disease (CHD) – Northern Ireland’s most common birth defect – and much-needed funds to support our work supporting local children and young people born with CHD.
Lynn Cowan, Fundraiser at Children’s Heartbeat Trust said: “By wearing red in February, you’ll be helping raise vital awareness of congenital heart disease and funds for our work with local heart children. Every year over 200 babies are born in Northern Ireland with congenital heart disease; many of which will undergo open heart surgery and need lifelong treatment, care and support.”
“We would love as many people as people to Rock Red this Friday and use the hashtag #RockRedFriday across their social media platforms. Anyone can take part and it’s never too late to sign up. All support no matter how big or small is greatly appreciated.”
This year’s event was launched by 11 year old Rianna and her dad Sam.