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First lady and mayors to Go Red to fight heart disease



image001-2559460-3994136On Wednesday, Feb. 5, First Lady Kathleen Sandoval, Mayor Bob Cashell and Mayor Geno Martini will join the Reno Go Red For Women committee at Renown Regional Medical Center for a press conference to kick off American Heart Month and Go Red For Women. Together they are encouraging women and their families to take the time to practice and live a heart-healthy lifestyle.

Also speaking at the press conference will be local cardiologist Stanley Thompson M.D., FACC, Renown Institute for Heart & Vascular Health. Thompson is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine.

The press conference is being held in advance of The American Heart Association’s 11th Annual National Wear Red Day and the 9th Annual Go Red for Women Luncheon. Friday, Feb. 7, National Wear Red Day, recognizes and draws attention to a woman’s risk of heart disease and is aimed at promoting the importance of heart health. By wearing the symbolic and powerful color red of the Go Red For Women movement, we pledge to work together to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke.

The 9th Annual Go Red for Women Luncheon will be held Friday March 7, starting at 10 a.m., at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, with keynote and inspirational speaker Olympic gold medalist Dana Vollmer. For more information, please call 775-686-7805.

Heart disease and stroke claim more women’s lives each year than the next five causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer.

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