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'Go Red for Women' puts awareness on heart health

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'Go Red for Women' puts awareness on heart health

The "Go Red for Women" luncheon at the Radisson in Ashwaubenon, May 4, 2018. (WLUK)

ASHWAUBENON (WLUK) -- You may have been seeing a lot of "red" Friday.

Green Bay's "Go Red For Women" luncheon took place at the Radisson.

That "sea" of red was to bring attention to heart health in the community, especially for women.

The American Heart Association says one person dies every 38 seconds from cardiovascular disease.

You can reduce your risk with lifestyle changes, things like good nutrition and exercise.

But there is still a long way to go.

Dr. Kendra Marsh, a cardiologist at Prevea Health, says, "Heart disease kills 400,000 Americans each year. In women, we are losing the fight. With men, their risk of heart disease is decreasing as years go on but ours is increasing."

FOX 11's Michelle Melby was the emcee for the luncheon.

About 200 people attended the event.

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