Raising awareness about heart disease

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EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) You may have spotted a lot of red in downtown Evansville Friday.

Go Red for Women hosted its annual luncheon to help raise awareness for heart disease among women.

The event at the Old National Events Plaza featured several interactive booths as well as a purse auction.

There were also speeches from survivors.

Organizers say events like this are important for the community

“Women in general tend to be the caretakers of other people and don’t listen to their bodies and they put off things for other people,” said Suzanne Riley, development director of American Heart Association, “So the big takeaway is to know the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, but listen to what your body is telling you.”

Signs and symptoms include pressure, tightness, pain, or aching sensation in your chest, nausea, indigestion, heartburn or abdominal pain, shortness of breath, lightheadedness or sudden dizziness.

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 21, 2020)

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