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PRESS RELEASE- Downing Goes "Red For Women" Raising Awareness For Heart Disease in Women
February 01, 2007

Boston - State Senator Benjamin B. Downing (D-Pittsfield) is pleased to announce today is the 4th annual Go Red for Women Day at the State House sponsored by the American Heart Association. In support of raising awareness for heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, Senator Downing and his staff are wearing red.    


Heart Disease is the #1 killer of women.  Heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases kill more women than the next five causes of death combined.  “Knowledge is the first step towards prevention,” said Downing.  “Start today by encouraging the women in your life to talk to their doctors about how they can be more proactive in improving heart health.”


Joined by many Massachusetts legislators including Senate President Robert Travaglini (D-Boston), Senate Ways & Means Chairwoman Therese Murray (D-Plymouth), the co-chairs of the Caucus of Women Legislators – Senator Susan Fargo (D-Lincoln) and Representative Martha Walz (D-Boston), and local State Representative Denis Guyer (D-Dalton), Senator Downing was on hand in the Grand Staircase to show his support for taking action to fight heart disease in women. 


Senator Downing reminds you that February 2nd is National Go Red For Women day and encourages people to show their support by wearing red all day.




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