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Go Red Corazon(R) 'Que nos dice el corazon?' National Casting Call Event

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ --


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


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, through media appearances, advertising, billboards, at events and possibly in a nationally-televised special on women and heart disease this fall.

    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 to find local casting call events or to submit your story online, starting February 6, 2009


-- 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!


-- 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


Visit 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

SOURCE The American Heart Association
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