GO RED FOR WOMEN!!
February 1, 2012
Go Red For Women® and Jennie Garth Ask Women to Speak Up About Their No. 1 Killer
Women across the Country to Join the Conversation about Heart Disease at National Casting Call Event (DALLAS, Feb. 3, 2010) –
Too many women die each year because they are unaware that heart disease is their No. 1 killer. Right now, one in three women die of cardiovascular disease and 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease in the future.
On February 5, the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement is launching a nationwide call for stories and inviting women to Speak Up about heart disease. Jennie Garth, actress and Go Red For Women spokesperson, will kick off the national casting call at Macy’s Herald Square in New York City. Additional casting call events will be held in more than 25 cities across the country.
Go Red For Women is looking for women to share their heart stories and the choices they make to live a heart-healthy lifestyle, empowering others by example. Women who share their stories have the chance to become a spokesperson for the cause – representing Go Red For Women in marketing materials, at events, on Go Red For Women.org and possibly in a national television special about women and heart disease.
―Heart disease can be prevented. In fact, research shows that 80 percent of cardiac events in women are linked to poor choices, involving diet, exercise and smoking. Women must make the right choices to change this statistic,‖ said Nieca Goldberg, M.D., Go Red For Women spokesperson and medical director of New York University’s Women’s Heart Center. ―We must speak up and spread the word in order to motivate women to make lifesaving and heart-healthy choices.‖
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Nancy Larson @ firstname.lastname@example.org