Paint The Mall Red Returns To Walt Whitman Shops

HUNTINGTON STATION, NY, FEBRUARY XX, 2015 – In support of American Heart Month, Walt Whitman Shops will host the third annual Paint the Mall Red health and wellness event on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 12 to 5 p.m. in Center Court.

Sponsored by NYC Surgical Associates, the program will promote awareness of heart disease, the number one health threat to women in the United States, with health experts, vendors, live demonstrations and entertainment celebrating Heart Health Month. The American Heart Association will be on-site, dispensing valuable information about the associated risks and warning signs.

“We’re thrilled to host the Paint the Mall Red health and wellness program at Walt Whitman Shops,” said Kathleen Herrmann, director of marketing and business development for Walt Whitman Shops. “Now in its third year, the event fosters greater public awareness on how to stay heart healthy, which is especially meaningful during American Heart Month. In addition, we are pleased to support the American Heart Association during this special event.”

Participants can visit a variety of exhibitors including NYC Surgical Associates (surgeons), The Push Up Mat (fitness), Younique – Erica Mulcahy (cosmetics), Cruise Planners with MSC Cruises (travel), Instantly Ageless by Jeunesse Global (anti-wrinkle cream), Schlessinger Eye & Face (eyelid and facial rejuvenation procedures and surgery), Calm Wellness Pediatrics, Take Shape for Life –Patricia Mazza (weight loss), American Beef Corporation, Davita Kidney Smart Education (knowledge and prevention of kidney disease), UFC Gym Huntington Station, New York Life (life insurance and long term care insurance), Juice Plus+ / Tower Garden (whole food based nutrition), Head Over Heals Physical Therapy, Arbors Assisted Living Communities and more.

In addition, guests can enjoy demonstrations and complimentary screenings including a kick boxing presentation (UFC Gym Huntington); balance screening (Head Over Heals Physical Therapy); vascular screening (NYC Surgical Associates); Ultherapy simulation before/after (Schlessinger Eye & Face); product demos (Instantly Ageless by Jeunesse Global); and free child ID kits (New York Life).

During the event, guests can vie for fabulous prizes from mall retailers, including Brooks Brothers, The Cheesecake Factory, Brio Tuscan Grille, AT&T, lululemon athletica, California Pizza Kitchen, Sephora and more, through a raffle event, with all proceeds going directly to the American Heart Association. Among the other retailers participating in Paint the Mall Red are Lord & Taylor, Brookstone, Cohen’s Fashion Optical, J. Jill, LeCrueset, Microsoft, Things Remembered and Williams Sonoma.

The main stage will feature entertainment every hour from 12 to 4 p.m. These include demonstrations of The Murphy Mat – Inspire, Challenge, Educate, a comfortable, yet durable exercise mat developed by Lino Zovich, who teamed up with athlete Rohan Murphy to create the world’s #1 push up mat. Rohan Murphy lost his legs at age 4, overcame adversity to a successful wrestling career with Penn State and is now a highly sought-after motivational speaker sharing his story of perseverance, dedication and living life with a purpose.

Composer and musical director Lynn Portas will perform on the main stage at 1 and 3 p.m. She is the composer of the musical 108 WAVERLY (Book and Lyrics by Dan Clancy); She and Dan Clancy have written several musicals as well as children’s plays. Lynn is also the Musical Director of the long running, off Broadway hit, TONY AND TINA’S WEDDING.

Paint the Mall Red is free and open to the public. For event information visit Businesses interested in participating should contact Barbara Kaplan at (516) 621-1446 or go to

About Walt Whitman Shops

An expansive retail destination for fashion, discovery and community, Walt Whitman Shops, formerly Walt Whitman Mall, is located on Route 110 in Huntington Station and managed by Simon, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. A major transformation was unveiled on November 21, 2013 when the property introduced a number of new stores and dining destinations to its stellar line-up of more than 80 specialty stores and anchors Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s. Shoppers will experience unsurpassed customer service with amenities including complimentary wheelchairs; Ticketmaster retail outlet at Simon Guest Services and American Express® Simon Giftcards®, which can be used everywhere American Express® cards are welcomed, and VISA® Simon Giftcards®, good everywhere VISA® debit cards are accepted. Gift cards are available in denominations from $20 to $500. For more information, please go to For the latest mall events and updates, visit, check out and follow the center on Twitter: @WaltWhitmanShop.