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Go Red Corazon(R) 'Que nos dice el corazon?' National Casting Call Event
Date:2/4/2009

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT:

Go Red Corazon's nationwide casting call event, with members of the cast of Broadway's Tony Award-winning best musical In The Heights, kicks off National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 6, 2009

WHO:

Go Red Corazon is looking for compelling stories of women making heart-healthy choices and inspiring others with their actions. Latinas who share their stories have the chance to become spokeswomen, representing the cause on http://goredcorazon.org, through media appearances, advertising, billboards, at events and possibly in a nationally-televised special on women and heart disease this fall.

    WHEN & WHERE:
    Tell us your story on Friday, February 6
    Time: From 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST
    Venue: Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall(R)

For those outside of NYC: Go to GoRedCorazon.org to find local casting call events or to submit your story online, starting February 6, 2009

HIGHLIGHTS:

-- Appearances by In the Heights cast members Nina LaFarga and Rosie Lani Fiedelman; BET host and Marc Ecko model Julissa Bermudez and other special guests as Go Red Corazon celebrity supporters

-- Expert stylists from Macy's showing women how to 'Go Red' with the latest makeup and accessories

-- Complimentary health screenings provided by Merck & Co., including total cholesterol, blood pressure, and Body Mass Index (BMI), allowing women to learn their critical health numbers

    -- Opportunity to support Go Red Corazon and take the Go Red Heart CheckUp
    -- Exclusive Go Red giveaways and more!

WHY:

-- Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of Hispanic women in the U.S., but is largely preventable if women make the right choices for their hearts

-- 80% of cardiac events in women could be prevented if women make the right choices for their hearts, involving diet, exercise and abstinence from smoking

-- Cardiovascular disease kills approximately 450,000 women each year: about one every minute

-- More women die of cardiovascular disease than the next five causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer

-- 64% of women who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no previous symptoms

ADDT'L INFO:

Visit GoRedCorazon.org for official casting call rules and to submit stories online. Go Red For Women/Go Red Corazon is nationally sponsored by Macy's and Merck & Co., Inc. For additional information, please contact:

Consumer Inquiries:

The American Heart Association

1-800-AHA-USA1; or visit http://www.americanheart.org/espanol


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