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Go red for women

One woman every minute! That's the rate at which heart disease claims the lives of women across the country. Heart disease continues to be the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year.

The good news is that more women are becoming better educated about this deadly disease. They are learning the facts about how different this disease can be for men and women and how to take steps to address their risk for heart attack.

Events like Go Red For Women help women come together with their friends and join in the fight. Please join us for the 2015 Go Red for Women Luncheon on Feb. 4.

Breakout sessions will take place from 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. They will feature health professionals who will give you steps to take today for better heart health. They promise to be educational as well as fun!

Comedienne Leslie Norris Townsend will provide the keynote address. Th e event will also include a "Purseonality" purse silent auction and exhibit booths.

Th is is the ninth year for Shannon to sponsor the luncheon, which encourages women to learn about their personal risk for heart disease and to take action to reduce their risk. Rudy Haddad, MD, Shannon Clinic cardiologist, will speak during the event.

"Heart disease affects women of all ages, and even a woman who considers herself perfectly healthy can suddenly find herself experiencing symptoms," says Dr. Haddad. "It's important that women of all ages take a serious look at their risk and learn the steps they can take to keep their hearts healthy."

Get your ticket now. Tickets are $40 each and will be available through the end of January. To purchase tickets or for more information, please call 325.481.6300. All proceeds will help advance educational outreach and research programs of the American Heart Association.

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