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Go Red for Women with Mimi’s #Giveaway

Mimi'sFebruary 1st is National Wear Red Day at Mimi’s Cafe. In support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Campaign, Mimi’s invites you to wear red on February 1st to receive a FREE cup of signature soup! Mimi’s Cafe soup is awesome! I can’t wait to take my Little Man out for lunch in February to help support the Go Red for Women Campaign like I did last year. Little Man ordered salad, soup, and fruit for lunch. How many three year olds do you know that will do that?!

Mimi’s Cafe is raising awareness throughout February, American Heart Month, by participating in the American Heart Association’s mission to turn America red. In its second year supporting Go Red for Women, Mimi’s is dedicated to shout louder and stand stronger for the fight against heart disease, the number one killer of women.

Beginning on the 10th National Wear Red Day, February 1st, Mimi’s will recognize guests who show their support by wearing red with a FREE cup of signature soup. Throughout the month, guests that donate $1 will receive a red heart-shaped tribute card to inscribe and post on a giant in-restaurant red dress display. A limited-edition sparkle red dress lapel pin will be given to those giving a $5 donation. As a thank you for every donation, donors will receive up to $30 in Mimi’s savings. Every Tuesday throughout the month, Mimi’s will thank warm-hearted guests that donate with a warm cup of FREE soup.

Heart health is non-negotiable. That is why in addition to fundraising, Mimi’s is taking the lead to elevate heart disease and heart health as top-of-mind issues for women and empowering all guests to make healthy decisions while dining out.

I have the chance to give away a $25 gift certificate to two winner so that they can go to Mimi’s Cafe next month and enjoy a free cup of soup and help raise funds for Heart Health Awareness. Heart Health Awareness is important to me because my family has all had heart issues. My mom had a triple bypass, my dad had a quadruple bypass, and my sister died of a heart attack. I even have a bicuspid aorta valve, instead of a tri-cuspid. The doctor said I’m perfectly ok to exercise and live life. I still get nervous that something’s going to happen to me. That’s why I’m working on losing this weight to stay healthy for my family. Tell me, why is the American Heart Association important to you?
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Note: I received a gift card to Mimi’s Cafe in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.
Giveaway is open to the continental USA and ends on January 30, 2013 at 12:00 am EST. Winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries and will be contacted by email. Winner will have 24 hrs to respond. Winner may only win one prize pack, if you win on another site, a new winner will be drawn. Please add to your trusted email filter. If original winner does not claim their prize within 24 hrs, it is forfeit and a new winner will be selected promptly.
No purchase necessary to enter or win. Odds of winning are not increased by a purchase.

About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. Mary Happymommy says:

    It’s important to me because my grandmother had heart problems.

  2. I want to always take care of the body I was given and be around for my family. I still haven’t been to Mimi’s I gotta go try this soup.
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  3. Shannon Baas says:

    My mom has some heart issues.

  4. I come from a family with lots of heart problems, I lost my mother and my father to heart related problems and my brother has lived with a bad heart since he was 33 and had his first heart attack. Heart research is very important to me.

  5. Rich Hicks says:

    important because they spread the word about heart disease and are resourceful for all

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  6. Michelle Dehowy says:

    The American Heart Association important to me because my grandfather had heart problems.

  7. It’s important because my grandpa had heart issues.

  8. The AHA takes care of those who are in great need. I think it’s important to help others.

  9. My mom has had a lot of heart problems

  10. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Back in 2009 hubby had a heart attack, very scary year but luckily we caught it early and he got a stent!

  11. It’s important because my family members have heart problems

  12. Becky Richied says:

    Because it’s so important to take care of yourself, sometimes we live our lives like we are going to live forever and it eventually catches up to us…So it is very important to be as healthy as we can be no matter what the ailment it all comes down to the heart in the end 🙂

  13. D Schmidt says:

    Because we have many family members that have heart problems sadly.

  14. I have a family history of heart disease.

  15. It is informative and innovative in treating heart disease. 🙂 Thank you.

  16. Starr Greenwell says:

    because heart problems run in my family and the AHA is an important organization that is looking for solutions

  17. ELIZABETH C. says:

    Its important because Several members of my family had heart disease.

  18. Stephanie V. says:

    Because heart disease runs in my family and I’ve lost several family members to heart attacks.

  19. They save lives

  20. Candis Binkley says:

    My father and grandfather both died young from heart attacks (39 and 43 respectively). My husband barely survived his heart attack and was left with 30 % function. One of my brothers had been born with a hole in his heart that required surgery when he was 11.

  21. The American Heart Association is important to me because they do so much to educate the public!

    There are heart problems on both sides of my family.
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  22. It’s important to me because my stepmother has heart problems.

  23. renee walters says:

    It’s important to me because I have heart problems.

  24. Cynthia Conley says:

    It’s important to me because my dad has had heart surgery and I’m interested in keeping the family healthy.

  25. It is because it raises awareness and I have family members with this issue.

  26. Lori Walker says:

    I’ve had relatives die of heart disease.

  27. because my husband has heart problems and my father died from problems

  28. i love this charity b/c this is America’s number one killer and it’s so important to do research on it

  29. Gloria Schulte says:

    Because my brother had to have open heart surgery at 49

  30. Sarah Walker says:

    My mom has a heart issue. If she gets too excited, her heart rate rises more than the average person. She has had one heart attack and she now takes several heart medications to regulate her heart rate. If it wasn’t for the American Heart Association, my mom wouldn’t be here today.

  31. David Haug says:

    Because it is a huge problem for many Americans, due to poor diets, lack of exercise, and genetics.

  32. Suzanne K says:

    My dad died of a heart attack and several very dear friends have had quad/quint bypasses!

  33. Sadly my father in law passed away from a heart attack they may have been prevented.

  34. Because it’s so important to take care of yourself and my father has had heart surgery.
    Thanks for the chance!

  35. Stephanie L. says:

    I have members of my family with heart disease.

  36. They are important because they’ve educated me that women are at greater risk than was thought. And women often wait too long when they have symptoms.

  37. Because heart problems run in our family so it is particularly important that we all learn about this
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  38. Ashley Hatten says:

    It’s important to me because it brings awareness to people

  39. Judy Estrin says:

    The American Heart Association is important to me as it educations all on the importance of diet, exercise and your inner well being.

  40. CherylS22 says:

    It’s important to me because they continue to spread the word of the way that a woman’s heart attack symptoms are different from those of a man.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. there is history of heart disease in my family

  42. Lorena Keech says:

    My dad died from a heart attack, so I’m a big supporter of the heart association.

  43. The AHA is important to me because there is a history of cardiac issues on one side of my family. I want the future to be better for all those at risk of heart disease.

  44. Monique Rizzo says:

    My mom passed away from heart disease.
    Thanks for the chance.

  45. Amanda Dodd says:

    My dad has heart problems.

  46. It is important to me, because at 34, I was a healthy pregnant woman, with a healthy heart. I developed a rare, heart related pregnancy condition called peripartum cardiomyopathy, and went into congestive heart failure. Now I face medicine for life, possible pacemaker, and maybe even a heart transplant. Support is key!

  47. because my father in law had heart problems.

  48. Katie Smith says:

    It’s important to me because I have a family history of heart problems. My mom. gma, and aunt all had heart surgery!

  49. Brittney House says:

    family history of heart disease

  50. Giveaway Gal says:

    It prompts healthy living which is something we all need to be doing!

  51. Because they are a very helpful organization

  52. Both parents died of heart attacks.
    Thanks for the contest.

  53. Heart disease runs in my family and it is important to be aware and also have research/outreach

  54. Gennie Lancaster says:

    They are important to me because I have a family history of heart disease and they are helping spread the word about ways to prevent heart disease.

  55. My uncle survived a heart attack and I am thankful for the work the association does.

  56. Melanie Montgomery says:

    My grandmother died of a heart attack, so I’m glad that they do so much

  57. Jennifer R says:

    The American Heart Association is important to me because they provide accurate CPR training to help save lives and provide assistance to heart disease related patients to live better lives.

  58. My grandmother died from heart disease so it means a lot to me.

  59. I have had family and friends with heart disease

  60. Charlene Shaver says:

    I’ve lost many family members from heart disease including my Mom who died at the age of 66.

  61. nannypanpan says:

    heart issues run in my family

  62. Susan Smith says:

    Heart disease runs in my family and my Dad died of a heart attack.

  63. There are heart issues in my family

  64. James Beck says:

    heart issues are important

  65. Carolyn Daley says:

    The American Heart Association is important because it spreads awareness about heart disease and helps families with heart complications. Health is very important to me and my boyfriend recently lose his dad suddenly and unexpectedly to a heart attack. It is good to be educated and health conscious to overcome and live with health related challenges.

  66. They are important because the majority of us just ignore our heart health until it is at the “breaking point”- but they are there to help you out no matter what.

  67. They provide so much information about getting heart healthy. High Blood pressure and heart issues run in my family .

  68. there are several people in my family who have heart disease

  69. Holly Trudeau says:

    Heart disease runs in my family so it is a huge cause for me

  70. Karen Gonyea says:

    Because my mother passed away from heart disease at age 50 and I have learned how to live heart healthy through that experience and the American Heart Association 🙂

  71. Because they teach about having a healthy heart

  72. I have a family history of heart disease

  73. Rachel Newman says:

    I think its great because it gets people involved from the time they are young to value their hearts – I have been a long time supporter since JUMP ROPE FOR HEART – when I was in elem school.

  74. I think it is a great organization for teaching women about heart health and trying to avoid heart disease.

  75. one of my friends just had a heart attack he is only 35 people need to be aware of what can happen to your heart

  76. I was born with a heart condition. I had holes in my heart that required 2 open heart surgeries before I was 2 months old. I am a lifelong cardiology patient, and owe my life to the American Heart Association.
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  77. It’s important to me because they help so many people

  78. because I was born with some heart issues

  79. Caitlin McClure says:

    They help lots of people!

  80. The America Heart association does so much with education…I think it is wonderful!

  81. amy deeter says:

    because they provide help to many people

  82. Vikki Billings says:

    My grammy died of heart disease so any association that does research and helps fight heart disease is something that I will support.

  83. carol lewis says:

    My Mom has had 2 heart attacks and is 80. Tuesday she is having a valve replaced. Not looking forward to this.

  84. susan smoaks says:

    the american heart association is important to me because i want to have a healthy heart

  85. Heart disease runs in my dad’s family. The American Heart Association is very important.

  86. Michelle H. says:

    There has been heart disease in my family and most people know at least one person who has suffered or is suffering from it.

  87. I am saddened by the number of friends that have had heart attacks just in the last couple of years.

  88. my grand father died of a heart attack and it could have been prevented so i support fully
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  89. Buddy Garrett says:

    It is important to me because it does great work against heart disease a major health problem.

  90. I’ve lost two grandparents to heart disease, so I want heart health to be discussed!

  91. Carole Ingram says:

    My mother’s side of the family have heart issues and I think it’s something that is genetic as well. I’m afraid for my own health and my mother is already showing signs of heart problems in her 50s! Many of us are afflicted with heart issues and it’s very important to be aware of our families health history and take good care of ourselves.

  92. Barbara Long says:

    The American Heart Association is important to me because my mom died due to complications due to a heart attack. They help get the word out about heart disease and what you can do to prevent it.