Locals Go Red for Cause(s)

By: Caroline Porter Email
By: Caroline Porter Email

TOPEKA, Kan. -- Today is National Wear Red Day and locals wore red with style and smarts at two events in town.

The Shawnee County Health Agency hosted a luncheon In conjunction with the American Heart Association's campaign for heart disease awareness in women.

The free brown-bag presentation offered locals a chance to learn about preventive measures at the the Shawnee County Courthouse Commission Chambers.

Public health educator Kathy Summers gave the lecture. She said that one in three women have some form of heart disease, and greater awareness is needed.

And not far away, locals sported their red gear at the annual Kansas Red Ribbon award luncheon at the Pozez Education Center.

The oldest and largest drug prevention program in the country used its state's chapter to hand out eight awards to local schools.

Miss Kansas 2008, Emily Deaver, spoke at the luncheon, and Cody Howard of Kansas SADD Norwich High School represented as the youth speaker.

For more information about the American Heart Aossciation's "Go Red for Women" program, go to www.goredforwomen.org.

Additional information about the Red Ribbon award program can be found at www.kansasfamily.com/getinvolved-rr.cfm.

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