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Women wear red to raise awareness about heart disease

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Nebraska (KTIV) -- It was a sea of red as more than 700 Siouxland women came together to raise awareness about heart disease.

Friday, the annual "Go Red For Women Luncheon" was held in South Sioux City, Nebraska. Besides a little something to eat, the women listened to a stroke survivor.

They also listened to the inspirational and personal story of Valerie Whitehead. She is the reigning Mrs. Iowa International.

"The goal is that this time of year, especially and all though out the year, we get so busy being wives, mothers, working; that we really need to make ourselves a priority. That that's not being selfish, that's being healthy," said Whitehead.

Whitehead said she chose this platform because she has lost both of her in-laws to heart attacks. Her sister-in-law also suffered two heart attacks at age 44. News Channel Four's Kristie VerMulm also served as emcee of the event.

 

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