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.
-- 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 (http://www.abbott.com)
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