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Go Red For Women(R) Hosts Casting Call to Beat No. 1 Killer of Women With Celebrity Supporter Andie MacDowell
Date:2/4/2009

er H. Mieres, M.D., Go Red For Women spokeswoman and director of Nuclear Cardiology at New York University. "Heart disease is largely preventable if women choose to act, and our research shows that women who 'Go Red' are very likely to make new potentially life-saving choices."

Alarming heart health statistics include:

  • Cardiovascular disease kills more than 450,000 women each year, which is about one every minute.
  • Only 1 in 5 women believe that heart disease is her greatest health threat.
  • Sixty-four percent of women who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no previous symptoms.

Casting Call Information

The New York City casting call event will be held on February 6, 2009, in Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall(R). Auditions will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST. Highlights include:

  • Appearance by Andie MacDowell, Go Red For Women celebrity supporter
  • Expert stylists from Macy's showing women how to 'Go Red' with the latest makeup and accessories
  • Complimentary health screenings provided by Merck & Co. Screenings will include: total cholesterol, blood pressure, and Body Mass Index (BMI), allowing women to learn their critical health numbers.
  • Display of the red dress design finalists from the Macy's and American Heart Association Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Red Dress Competition
  • Opportunity to support Go Red For Women and take the Go Red Heart CheckUp
  • Exclusive Go Red giveaways and more!

In addition to the national event in New York City, local Go Red For Women casting calls will be hosted in more than 50 other cities across the country. For more details on local events or to submit your story online, go to '/>"/>

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