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June 16, 2004

Albany-- No, it is not a fashion statement. "Go Red" is the name of the American Heart Association's national campaign to educate women about heart disease.

A room full of women have promising to spread the word about keeping heart healthy. "Yeah, this is a grassroots effort for these women to go spread the word so we can recognize and reduce the risk of heart disease in women which is by the way the number one killer of women," says AHA Board President Sharon King.

That scary statistic is why the American Heart Association choose to begin a women-focused educational campaign.

While it's true that heart disease is the number one killer of women, only a small percentage of women think that. Most women believe cancer is the number one health risk.

posted at 4:20PM by dave.miller@walb.com