RECOGNIZING THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATIONS ``GO RED FOR WOMEN'' EFFORT IN FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE -- (Extensions of Remarks - March 07, 2006)
SPEECH OF HON. MARSHA BLACKBURN OF TENNESSEE IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2006
* Mrs. BLACKBURN. Mr. Speaker, heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States. The numbers are staggering. Each year heart disease claims the lives of more than 475,000 women and yet less than 15 percent of women know that this disease is a major threat to their health. Clearly education is critical to fighting this disease.
* The American Heart Association's ``Go Red for Women'' effort is a movement committed to wiping out heart disease by educating women on steps they can do to reduce their risk.
* On May 4, 2006 hundreds of women will be gathering in Franklin, Tennessee to show their support for the ``Go Red for Women'' campaign. I want to join them in speaking out on this issue and thank our community for focusing on this issue.