Heartland Hospital Goes Red For Heart Health


By Evie Allen

MARION -- Friday was national "Go Red Day" in support of women's heart health. Heartland Regional Medical Center has partnered with the American Heart Association for a special event. 

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in Illinois. Heartland employees and community members brought attention to the disease in a unique way. They came together to form a sea of red in the shape of a dress. Organizers say this is a great way to bring awareness about heart disease.
"Know your body and know yourself. And if you're feeling different or you're unsure of what a symptom is, talk to your physician," says Hearltand Regional marketing director Jennifer Lee.
Lee says early detection is best form of prevention. More than one hundred people showed up to create the red dress.
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