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[R70] Indiana Statehouse goes red for American Heart Association Day
Start Date: 2/5/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 2/5/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
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STATEHOUSE —State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) participated in American Heart Association Day at the Indiana Statehouse on Tuesday.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and more deadly than all other forms of cancer combined, yet only one in five women believe that heart disease is her greatest health threat. On average, nearly 24 women die from heart disease and stroke in Indiana each day.

In honor of American Heart Month, the American Heart Association offered free heart health screenings, as well as a heart healthy breakfast and lunch at the Statehouse.

“I am proud to stand with women from across the country in the fight against heart disease,” said Rep. Rhoads. “It is startling to think about how many mothers, sisters, daughters and friends have been affected by this disease. In this fight, together, we can find a cure and save lives.”

The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement has been impacting the health of women for 10 years. These women have proudly worn red, shared stories of survival and begun to understand the truth about women’s hearts and how heart disease can be prevented.

“Knowledge is power in the fight against heart disease because knowing the symptoms can save lives,” said Rep. Rhoads. “It is important that women unite around this cause to build awareness of heart disease and how we can all take steps to prevent it.”

Rep. Rhoads is a member of the Indiana General Assembly’s Political Organization for Women’s Education and Representation (POWER), comprised of more than 30 female legislators and lobbyists. POWER legislators came together in January to film a public service announcement that will air on cable systems across the state in an effort to raise awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of Hoosier women.

For more information, visit www.GoRedForWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART.

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Contact Information:
Name: Kim Heffner
Phone: 317-234-9016
Email: kheffner@iga.in.gov
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