“Go Red for Women” Campaign Calls for Heart Disease Awareness

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. On Friday, women came together in Springfield to make sure others know how to keep themselves healthy.

The American Heart Association held a “Go Red for Women” luncheon Friday at the University Plaza Convention Center.

The event featured a heart-healthy lunch and a silent auction, with items donated by Women in the Ozarks.

Patty Johnson, the committee chairperson for this year’s luncheon, told us about the goal of the “Go Red” campaign.

“The goal of Go red is to encourage other women to become more mindful of heart health, to listen to their bodies and make people aware of things they can do in their everyday life and increase their life and make it better,” Johnson said.

Johnson also told us progress is being made because of the “Go Red” campaign. More women are aware of the signs of heart disease — which are often different from the signs for men.

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