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Published on January 29, 2013

Community is about to 'Go Red' for women


Coverage is invited for “Go Red for Women’s Hearts,” a special ribbon-cutting ceremony to be conducted at the start of February, Heart Month 2013.

The ceremony, designed to draw attention to the unique symptoms of heart disease in women, will take place at 10:30 a.m., on Friday, Feb. 1, at UHS Vestal, 4417 Vestal Parkway East.

Attendees are encouraged to wear red, such as a red dress, shirt, tie or scarf. 

The event is sponsored by UHS, the American Heart Association and the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce.

It will feature an information table inside UHS Vestal focusing on heart disease education, prevention and treatment.

Other information tables will be set up on Feb. 1 at UHS Stay Healthy at the Oakdale Mall, UHS Hospitals’ cafeterias and the lobby of UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich.

For 10 years, people have been gathering each February to help raise public awareness of the prevalence of heart disease among women in the United States.

More than 627,000 women’s lives have been saved, but the battle continues.  Heart disease affects more women than men, and remains the Number 1 killer of women, surpassing all forms of cancer combined.

For more information, visit www.uhs.net or www.goredforwomen.org.

 

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