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Go Red For Women Holds Nationwide Casting Call to Find the 'Heart of Go Red'
Date:1/21/2008

hat is why the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement seeks to build awareness of this deadly disease and challenge women to take action to reduce their personal risk."

Alarming heart health statistics include:

-- One in three women has some form of cardiovascular disease.

-- Cardiovascular disease kills approximately 460,000 women per year.

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

Casting Call Information

The New York City event will be held at The Shops at Columbus Circle -- Time Warner Center, on the 2nd floor. Participants at the event will be screened from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST on Feb. 1. Highlights will include:

-- Appearance by Marie Osmond, Go Red For Women celebrity spokesperson

-- Free Cardiovascular Health Screening by Merck & Co., allowing women to know their values and assess their own risk of cardiovascular disease

-- Macy's fashion consultant advising women on how to Go Red with the latest fashion accessories and style tips

-- Opportunity to join the Go Red For Women movement and take the Go Red Heart CheckUp

-- Giveaways and more!

In addition to the national event in New York, local Go Red For Women casting calls will be hosted in more than 20 other cities across the country. For more details, go to http://www.GoRedForWomen.org.

National Wear Red Day -- Feb. 1, 2008

In addition to the casting call, there are countless opportunities for women to show support for the Go Red For Women movement. Feb. 1, 2008 is National Wear Red Day. On this day, the American Heart Association encourages women to wear red -- whether it is a red dress, a red t-shirt, a red dress pin or red lipstick -- to show the world they passionately support Go Red For Women, the movement to improve women's heart health and save lives.

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