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10th Annual "Go Red For Women Luncheon"

Event raises awareness for heart disease

Dozens gather for Go Red for Women luncheon

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Dozens of women rally together to raise awareness about a silent killer.

They were at the 10th annual Go Red for Women Luncheon at the Waterfront in La Crosse Wednesday. It's part of a campaign to raise awareness for heart disease and money to support research, education and community programs. The American Heart Association says heart disease kills more women that all forms of cancer combined.

"It is a preventable thing, and so today we're here to bring awareness," said NP,  Heather Whitney, a nurse at Mayo Clinic Health System.

A nurse for Kwik Trip's Center for Health says it's great to do something for those who have been effected by the disease.

"I think it's just really important the community come together to raise awareness for a really important and serious cause," said RN, Angie Hammond.

News 8's  Lisa Klein emceed the event.

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