red beanie campaign
Red Beanie Campaign exceeds 10,000 families
heart disease is the #1 killer in the world and in being so affects a great number of families by taking away dad much too soon. Starting in 2013, we have provided over 10,000 bright red new born beanies to hospital delivery rooms to be put on newborn babies. The bright red beanies get the attention of parents at a major point in their lives, making the statement that very few simple changes in their lives can significantly increase their chances of being around to see their babies grow up. With the help of budding filmmaker Shayan Ebrahim and incredible story of fellow dad Dan Floriani, we produced a video in support of this campaign.
So that's why we believe we may have made the most powerful beanie on the planet.
In 2016, fodada has once again joined with the American Heart Association to fight Heart Disease and bring awareness to this incredibly important topic that affects so many families and dads. This year, however, we are taking this campaign a step further this year by providing not only the new born with a bright red beanie but also a matching one for the dad. Once the newborn is brought back with the fodada red beanie, the delivery nursing team will also hand one to the father. A gesture of their immediate bond for life and reminder of the importance of simple actions that can be taken to help provide more time with each other.
We have also made these beanies available for sale with each sale supporting this and all our campaigns for celebrate, promote and support great dads.
To the right, the Life's Simple 7 steps for increasing your chances of a healthy heart.
Life's Simple 7
1. Get Active
If you get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity each day (like brisk walking), five times per week, you can almost guarantee yourself a healthier and more satisfying life while lowering your risks for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Parents, your children need 60 minutes a day–every day–so when you get active, you’re also modeling healthy living for the next generation.
2. Control Cholesterol
When you control your cholesterol, you are giving your arteries their best chance to remain clear of blockages.
3. Eat Better
A healthy diet is one of your best weapons for fighting cardiovascular disease. When you eat a heart-healthy diet (foods low in saturated and trans fat, cholesterol, sodium and added sugars, and foods high in whole grain fiber, lean protein, and a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables) you improve your chances for feeling good and staying healthy– for life.
4. Manage Blood Pressure
When your blood pressure stays within healthy ranges, you reduce the strain on your heart, arteries and kidneys, which keeps you healthier longer.
5. Lose Weight
When you shed extra fat and unnecessary pounds, you reduce the burden on your heart, lungs, blood vessels and skeleton. You give yourself the gift of active living, you lower your blood pressure and you help yourself feel better, too.
6. Reduce Blood Sugar
Lowered blood sugar helps protect your vital organs. When you reduce excessive sugars, you are giving yourself the best chance for a healthy life.
7. Stop Smoking
If you smoke, quitting is the best thing you can do for your health. Smoking is one of our nation’s top causes of early death, but your lungs can begin to heal as soon as you quit .