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Go Red For Women Luncheon and Style Show


Buildings, monuments and landmarks across the country were all illuminated in love on Valentine's Day.

Seeing red for a good cause.

Here at home, Camden Clark Medical Center celebrated National Wear Red Day with a special event.

The hospital held its annual "Go Red For Women" luncheon and style show, for hospital employees and survivors.

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined.

It's about raising awareness and educating women about their risk.

Allison Maher, director of cardiovascular services, says women can have the healthy, strong lives they deserve.

"If you're a smoker, really... smoking is such a documented cause of heart disease in women, so try to stop smoking," she says. "Exercise, eat healthy. The steps are pretty well known, it's just that women -- we minimize ourselves in terms of our healthcare needs."

Maher says we take care of everyone else -- our husbands, our spouses, our children and really don't think anything can happen.

But if we take the time to look at our numbers... blood pressure, cholesterol and family history, and have a conducive relationship with our doctor, it could really make a difference.

Talbots supplied clothing for the style show.


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