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Go Red for Women

Misconceptions about heart disease in women could be putting you at risk. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, claiming one life per minute.

Continued education and awareness is crucial for women to fight this deadly disease. Knowledge is power. Women are becoming better educated and learning the facts about how heart disease affects women and men differently—and how to take steps to address their risk for heart attack.

Go Red For Women is a national initiative aimed at uniting women and their friends in the fight against heart disease. Please join us for the 2016 Go Red For Women luncheon.

Colonel Parker Schenecker, of because I said I would, will deliver the keynote address. The event will also include a "Purseonality" purse silent auction and exhibit booths.

This is the 10th year Shannon has sponsored the luncheon. Reserved tables are $1,000, and individual tickets are $50 each and will be available through the end of January. To purchase tickets, or for more information, please call 325.481.6300. All proceeds from the luncheon help advance educational outreach and research programs of the American Heart Association.

Always make the call first

What's the first thing to do if you think you're having a heart attack? If you said, "Take an aspirin," guess again.

According to the American Heart Association, you should:

  • Always call 911 before doing anything else. Don't make the mistake of thinking that your chest pain may go away if you just take an aspirin. Waiting to call 911 could be deadly.
  • The 911 operator may recommend that you take an aspirin as long as you don’t have an aspirin allergy or a health condition that makes taking the drug too risky.

Additional source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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