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Scotch Plains-Fanwood Goes Red for Women

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Fanwood Councilwoman Kathy Mitchell, Mayor Colleen Mahr and Caroline Perkins of Scotch Plains attended the annual Heart Health event on "Go Red Day" at The Chelsea. Credits: John Mooney
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Colleen Dooley, RN/Paramedic, gives a talk on heart health. Credits: Tom Kranz
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Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr with event organizers Pam Gabel of The Chelsea at Fanwood, and Melissa Padulsky of Little Hearts Big World CPR Instruction. Credits: John Mooney
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Giselle Bond and Cecilia Ricks of Roselle with Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr on Friday, Feb. 2 at The Chelsea at Fanwood, site of this year’s Go Red Women’s Health Fair. Credits: John Mooney
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Annette Watson, executive director at The Chelsea Senior Living in Fanwood, cuts the rug at the "Go Red for Women" heart health event. Credits: John Mooney
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Sparkee of the Somerset Patriots puts the squeeze on Melissa Padulsky of Little Hearts Big World CPR Instruction, an organizer of "Go Red Day" at The Chelsea. Credits: John Mooney
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Dawn Beresford of Cranford and Deirdre Gelinne, executive director of the Westfield United Fund (right), with Mayor Colleen Mahr on Friday, Feb. 2, at The Chelsea's "Go Red for Women" event. Credits: John Mooney
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Lisa Walker checks Phylis Rawlings' blood pressure levels. Credits: John Mooney
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Chair massages for attendees at The Chelsea event. Credits: John Mooney
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Arielle Cassidy of The Juice House in Garwood made delicious Asai bowls for attendees of the Heart Health event on "Go Red Day" in Fanwood. Credits: John Mooney
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SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- Women (and men, too) across the country showed support for women's heart health education by participating in the American Heart Association's annual "Go Red for Women" campaign on Friday, Feb. 2. The effort calls attention to heart disease, the silent killer, which leads to the deaths of more women than any other cause. 

Workers at the Scotch Plains Municipal Building and the Scotch Plains Public Library supported the effort by wearing red to work. In the evening, Chelsea Senior Living in Fanwood hosted its annual women's heart health expo, which featured blood pressure screenings, chair massages, heart-healthy foods, information about the benefits of acupuncture, and a yoga demonstration. 

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