SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The JCC of Central NJ in Scotch Plains hosted it annual women's heart health awareness event on Saturday, Feb. 8, in conjunction with the national Go Red Campaign originated by the American Heart Association.

The event is staged each year by Melissa Padulsky, owner of Little Hearts Big World CPR and First Aid Instruction, a Fanwood-based business, and by the JCC. The event featured a CPR demo, healthy snacks, blood pressure checks, guest speakers on the subject of women's heart health and regional vendors.

Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith spoke of heart disease, the No. 1 killer of men and women and his own experience as a cardiac bypass patient. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily local news source. Sign up for our free daily eNewsletter and “Like” us on Facebook and Twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.