SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Local boutique Sadie’s will host a Galentine’s Day event to honor and fundraise for the Women’s Heart Foundation on Feb. 13, from 6-9 p.m. During the event, 10 percent of all purchases will go to the Women’s Heart Foundation.
The owner of Sadie’s, Cat Fisher, chooses a different charity every month to receive 1 percent of the store’s sales earnings. Giving back is at the core of the store’s identity and mission. This month’s charity, The Women’s Heart Foundation, is a nonprofit aiming to educate women about the risk and prevention of heart-related illnesses. It has been chosen as it has personally affected Fisher and her family.
“We are approaching the one-year anniversary of the sudden death of my mother from an aortic dissection,” said Fisher. “She had a healthy lifestyle, so this event made me aware of the differences in women’s heart health versus men’s heart health, for women’s heart issues can many times go unnoticed or ignored.”
The event will also host a guest speaker and provide refreshments. “The Galentine’s Day event is as much about education for women’s heart health as it is a part of my healing journey. Anyone is welcome to join and show support,” says Fisher.
Sadie’s is located at 65 Valley St. in South Orange. The store focuses on ethically sourced products, as well as promoting local and philanthropic brands.