A communication from Senator Pam Althoff:
“If you were at the Illinois Capitol on February 6th, you would have noticed several legislators, staff, and others wearing red in recognition of the number one killer of women – heart disease.
“According to the American Heart Association, heart disease claims the lives of nearly 35,000 people in Illinois every year.
“I am proud to join the Conference of Women Legislators (COWL) and AHA’s national Go Red For Women movement to raise awareness about women’s heart health.
“Usually women are so busy taking care of others that they pay little attention to their own wellness.
“That’s why it is so important for all of us to spread the awareness and remind the women we love that they need to pay attention to their health and make healthy lifestyles choices.
“We must start with ourselves to become more engaged in the fight to stop the number one killer of women – heart disease.
“I Go Red for all of the women in Illinois because I don’t want another woman to become a statistic.
“Who do you Go Red for?”