Atlanta (AP) -- Members of a women's service organization are gathering in Atlanta to learn how to better address heart disease, the number one killer of women.
Eight chapters of the links from Georgia, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio and Tennesse will meet Friday for the Heart Truth Training Program, which is designed to increase awareness and combat heart disease.
Members will go back to their communities and encourage women to get risk factor screenings and educate them on lifestyle behaviors for heart health.
The campaign is particularly targeted toward poor and minority women.
The links was founded in 1946 and has more than 12,000 members in 270 chapters across the U.S. and the Bahamas.
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