For five generations, the King family has taken pride in giving back to our community by supporting various philanthropic organizations. Over the years, King Jewelers has helped raise millions of dollars for South Florida charities through events, galas, and auctions. We even assist organizations with private label jewelry collections that raise funds for their respective charities.
Our family supports mainly cancer research, children and animal organizations that include the Humane Society of Greater Miami, Mt. Sinai Hospital, JAFCO, the Udonis Haslem Foundation, and Wade’s World, just to name a few.
With the opening of our second store located in Nashville, David King moved to middle Tennessee in late 2008 and has continued his family’s philanthropic legacy. King Jewelers has been proud to support some great local organizations that include the Second Harvest Food Bank, Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, Cause for Paws, Chukkers for Charity, and Iroquois Steeplechase.
In 2009, David King founded Champions that supports Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a dedicated group that unites emerging leaders of Nashville and partners them with the Children’s Hospital to radically impact the health and well-being of children in the Central South through philanthropic support. Today, David King proudly supports the American Heart Association and serves as one of a few male chairmen for the Go Red For Women’s Nashville luncheon.
Learn the Basics about Go Red For Women
In 2004, the American Heart Association (AHA) faced a challenge. Cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, yet women were not paying attention. In fact, many even dismissed it as an "older man’s disease." To dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women, the American Heart Association created Go Red For Women – a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.
What is the goal of Go Red For Women?
Go Red For Women encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease, and also action to save more lives. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges them to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk. It also gives them the tools they need to lead a heart healthy life.
How does fundraising benefit the overall mission of Go Red For Women?
Charitable donations and funds raised allow the organization to help women by offering educational programs, advancing women’s understanding about their risk for heart disease and providing tools and motivation to help women reduce their risk to protect their health.
In 2010, the American Heart Association set a strategic goal of reducing death and disability from cardiovascular disease and strokes by 20% while improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% by the year 2020.
Why is the red dress the symbol of women and heart disease?
In 2003, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the American Heart Association and other organizations committed to women’s health joined together to raise awareness of women and heart disease. The NHLBI introduced the red dress as a national symbol for women and heart disease awareness and the American Heart Association adopted this symbol to create synergy among all organizations committed to fighting this cause.
By working together to advance this important cause, the American Heart Association, NHLBI, and other women’s health groups will have a greater impact than any one group could have alone.
Why do Go Red For Women and other red dress campaigns target women instead of men and women?
In the past, heart disease and heart attack have been predominantly associated with men. Historically, men have been the subjects of the research done to understand heart disease and stroke, which has been the basis for treatment guidelines and programs. This led to an oversimplified, distorted view of heart disease and risk, which has worked to the detriment of women. Women have been largely ignored as a specific group; their awareness of their risk of this often-preventable disease has suffered. Only 55 percent of women realize heart disease is their No. 1 killer and less than half know what are considered healthy levels for cardiovascular risk factors like blood pressure and cholesterol. The Go Red For Women movement works to make sure women know they are at risk so they can take action to protect their health.
How does the American Heart Association use funds raised from Go Red For Women activities?
The American Heart Association uses all revenues from local and National Go Red For Women activities to support awareness, research, education and community programs to benefit women.
Funds raised by Go Red For Women activities also support research to discover scientific knowledge about heart health. We turn this science into materials and tools that healthcare providers and decision- makers can use to help women. Scientific guidelines on women and healthcare providers receive the most up-to-date strategies and treatments tailored to a woman’s individual risk. Toolkits, pocket versions of guidelines for women, and special reports, and continuing medical education give healthcare providers the tools to ensure that women are being treated according to the guidelines.
The mission of the American Heart Association is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives the American Heart Association. The need for their work is beyond question. Visit the official American Heart Association website at www.heart.org for more information.
Go Red For Women™ Presents: 'Just a Little Heart Attack'
Funds donated to Go Red For Women have impacted women across the nation:
- Over 2 million women have learned their personal risk of developing heart disease by taking the Go Red Heart Check Up
- Over 200,000 healthcare provider offices have received critical patient information on women and heart disease
- Over 900,000 women have joined the fight. Women who join Go Red For Women receive important information that allows them to take action to improve their health:
- Women involved in Go Red For Women eat a healthy diet
- Go Red women are more likely to follow their doctors’ advice – from losing weight to taking medications.
- 91% of women involved in Go Red For Women visited their doctor in the last 12 months (compared to 73% of all U.S. women)
- 64% follow a regular exercise routine
- 84% have talked to friends about their heart health
- 90% have had their blood pressure checked in the last year
- 75% have had their cholesterol checked in the last year
For more information regarding Go Red for Women, please visit the official website at www.goredforwomen.org. If you are located in the Nashville, Tennessee area and would like to learn more about attending the Go Red for Women luncheon at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel on Friday, April 26, 2013, please click here to visit the official luncheon page.
About King Jewelers support of the American Heart Association and Go Red For Women King Jewelers has been a proud supporter of the American Heart Association and the Go Red campaign since we opened our family business in Nashville. We are honored to sponsor the annual Heart Gala hosted each year in Nashville where past charitable donations include Mikimoto pearls, John Hardy earrings, and Peace & Love handbags, among other charitable donations. King Jewelers designs and manufactures the official Go Red For Women charm bracelets. Our family’s goal for the Go Red charm bracelets is to raise much needed funds for our local Go Red For Women campaign and to support such an amazing group of dedicated women and volunteers.