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Fanwood Goes Red for Women

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Mini yoga class Credits: Tom Kranz
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Fanwood Borough Hall is awash in red lights.
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Laura Madrigano, heart attack survivor, speaks Credits: Tom Kranz
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Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr with Sparkee, mascot of the Somerset Patriots. Credits: Tom Kranz
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Pam Gabel and Annette Watson, the new Director of Community Relations and new Executive Director of The Chelsea at Fanwood Credits: Tom Kranz
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Rescue Squad Captain Nancy Mustachio takes a visitor’s blood pressure. Credits: Tom Kranz
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Event organizers Melissa Padulsky of Little Hearts Big World CPR Instructors and Pam Gabel of The Chelsea speak. Credits: Tom Kranz
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FANWOOD, NJ – The Chelsea at Fanwood (295 South Ave.) host the borough's annual Women’s Heart Health Fair on Go Red Day (Friday, Feb. 3) featuring information about recognizing heart attack symptoms in women, a mini yoga class, blood pressure checks, and healthy food samples. 

Go Red For Women encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease, and also action to save more lives. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges them to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk. It also gives them the tools they need to lead a heart healthy life.

In 2003, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the AHA and other organizations committed to women’s health joined together to raise awareness of women and heart disease. For many years, heart disease and heart attack have been predominantly associated with men. Historically, men have been the subjects of the research done to understand heart disease and stroke, which has been the basis for treatment guidelines and programs. This led to an oversimplified, distorted view of heart disease and risk, which has worked to the detriment of women.

Because women have been largely ignored as a specific group, their awareness of their risk of this often-preventable disease suffered. According to the AHA, only 55 percent of women realize heart disease is their No. 1 killer in and less than half know what are considered healthy levels for cardiovascular risk factors like blood pressure and cholesterol. The Go Red For Women movement works to make sure women know they are at risk so they can take action to protect their health.

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