The CDYMCA partners with American Heart Association, Cap Com FCU, and Neil and Jane Golub to offer a 12 week women’s makeover.  This challenge is open to women in the Capital Region with a desire to change their lifestyle and improve their heart health!

Capital Region American Heart Association Better U Program

Who We want YOU! The American Heart Association, and our generous sponsors, are seeking applicants for this life-changing challenge. We want applications from women that have a desire to change their lifestyle, in order to improve their body and mind to live a healthier life. We will select 12 women to participate in the BetterU Challenge and recognize you at the Capital Region’s Go Red for Women Luncheon Thursday, May 24, 2018.

What The 12 women selected will participate in a 12-week HEART HEALTH makeover. Participants will work with various community partners to learn to be well from the inside out. The program will include a 12-week membership with trainer and wellness workshops from the YMCA, a nutrition workshop by Price Chopper/Market 32, health screenings, weekly workouts with emotional support, dress fitting and pampering experience by Macy’s and complimentary day of event hair/make-up. Where AHA office, 4 Atrium Drive, Albany Clifton Park and Guilderland YMCA locations SEFCU Headquarters, Albany CAP COM FCU, Albany

When Completed applications are due January 19th. Semi-finalists will be chosen by Jan. 26th, followed by interviews January 29th-February 9th. Finalists will be announced by Feb. 12th followed by a kick-off event on Feb. 20. The 12-week challenge will launch with first group workout on February 27th and will conclude with the Go Red for Women Luncheon on May 24th, 2018.

Why Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. In fact, 1 in 30 women die of breast cancer, but about 1 in every 3 women will die of heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases; 1 every 80 seconds! Despite these staggering facts, only a small percentage of women consider heart disease a health threat. We have set out to change this perception and change these statistics.

How Simply complete application and submit it by Jan. 19th deadline to: casey.swartz@heart.org or American Heart Association BetterU Program 4 Atrium Drive, Suite 100 Albany, N.Y. 12205

Go Red for Women celebrates the energy, passion and power we have as women to band together to wipe out heart disease and stroke. It’s time for a BetterU!