We’re ‘seeing red’ for good reasons this September as Donegal’s Bali Clothing hosts a stylish fundraiser for the Irish Heart Foundation.

The Ballybofey activewear brand is marking Heart Month by donating €15 to the Irish Heart Foundation from each purchase of their Momentum Red Hoodie or Comfort Red Sweater this month.

Alongside the eye-catching campaign, they are promoting the message of #HerHeartMatters to raise awareness of heart disease in Irish women.

Bali enlisted a little help from friends across Donegal to get the word out this week. Two gatherings took place in Ballybofey and Letterkenny with people from across sport, social media and media donning the bright red sweaters to celebrate Heart Month and shine a light on the importance of self-care for healthy hearts.

The Ballybofey launch for Bali x IHF. L-R: Louise Hayden, Sarah Arthur, Ingrid Probe, Steven O’Reilly, Michelle Boylan, Lisa Crampsie, Nikki Sheanan, Rachel McLaughlin and Micheál Brennan. Photo: Gabrielle’s Diary
The Bali x IHF collaboration is launched in Letterkenny by Chris McNulty, Tanya Roberts Browne, Lauren McDonagh, Lisa Crampsie and Ronan Boyce

Thanks to Lisa Crampsie (the_lisa_logic) for bringing the campaign together and inviting me to join in. Thanks also to Gabrielle McMonagle from Gabrielle’s Diary for braving the Drumboe woodland walk to take the pictures (in heels!) and thanks to the Bali founders Steven and Martin O’Reilly for their generous support of the Irish Heart Foundation.

Photo: Gabrielle’s Diary

Get your Bali charity tops at:

Red Comfort Sweater: https://baliclothing.ie/product/bali-comfort-sweater-red/

Momentum Red Hoodie: https://baliclothing.ie/product/bali-momentum-hoodie-red/

Steven O’Reilly and Gabrielle promote the Bali x IHF campaign in Drumboe Woods
Ingrid Probe and myself at Drumboe. Photo: Gabrielle’s Diary
Nikki Sheanon and Coach Lou celebrate the Bali x IHF collaboration. Photo: Gabrielle’s Diary
Donegal Daddy Micheal Brennan sports the Bali Momentum Hoodie for Heart Month. Photo: Gabrielle’s Diary

Did you know that 1 in 4 women die from heart disease and stroke? Yet research has shown that heart disease in women has been under-researched, under-diagnosed, and under-treated for far too long.

The ‘Her Heart Matters’ campaign with support of the HSE and Healthy Ireland, aims to increase awareness of the risk of heart disease and stroke in women and the fact that this risk increases as women enter menopause.

The good news is 80 per cent of premature heart disease and stroke is preventable through changes to our lifestyle.

The Irish Heart Foundation has developed a range of resources to help you protect your heart health during and after menopause. Check out the free advice pages and videos at: https://irishheart.ie/campaigns/her-heart-matters-heart-month-2022/