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On Valentine's Day, Abbott Urges Women to Take Heart With Launch of 'Faces of Heart Disease' Exhibit to Raise Heart Health Awareness

Abbott and the American Heart Association Partner on Educational Poster

Exhibit Featuring Inspirational Stories of Heart Disease Survivors

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- This Valentine's Day, Abbott and the American Heart Association are launching the "Faces of Heart Disease" educational poster exhibit to urge women in Illinois to give themselves and their loved ones the gift of a healthier heart by reducing their risk for heart disease.

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-- Unveiled at the Illinois State Capitol on Valentine's Day, the "Faces

of Heart Disease" is a poster series featuring personal stories of

local women who have recovered from heart disease, the No. 1 killer of

women in Illinois and across the country, with one out of every three

women dying from heart disease. These real-life survivors are sharing

their experiences to inspire other women to improve their heart health.

-- Illinois state legislators, including members of the bipartisan

Conference of Women Legislators, will "Go Red" on Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. in

the Capitol Building in Springfield to show their support for heart

disease awareness and treatment efforts, and to discuss the impact of

heart disease on women across the state.

-- The exhibit also will be on display at the Secretary of State's office

in Springfield, as well as O'Hare International Airport, Macy's on

State Street, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Lake Forest Hospital and

other locations across Chicagoland.

-- As the first-ever Chicagoland Hometown Sponsor for the American Heart

Association's Go Red for Women movement, Abbott (

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