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6th Annual Go Red For Women Luncheon and Fashion Show Attracts Hundreds
Date:2/11/2009

lk to her doctor. "They gave me an EKG," said Gill, "and when the doctor came back I excitedly said, 'So did I pass?' She said, 'no, you failed.'" Gill came to find out that although she had an irregular electrocardiogram (EKG) it was normal for her. "I was happy to find out my heart is healthy, I just have to keep it that way from now on." Janet Gill says she keeps her heart healthy by taking a daily low-dose aspirin regimen and keeping people aware. "Awareness is key!" said Gill, "Because women have different symptoms of heart disease and heart attack than men do, so it's so important to stay aware and know all the symptoms."

Miss Delaware 2008 Galen Giaccone and Wilmington University student Lynn Bullock, who is Mrs. Kent County also participated in the fashion show as Go Red Models. Go Red models are people who have had their lives affected by heart disease, or people who are active volunteers for the American Heart Association. Each model had their own story to tell and helped to inspire women to be concerned about heart health.

More than 870,000 American women are killed by heart disease, cardiovascular disease or stroke each year, that is one every 36 seconds.

To get involved with the American Heart Association find your local office at www.americanheart.org

To see more pictures from this event visit http://www.wilmu.edu/ur/multimedia/galleries/galleryselect.aspx.

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