NBC TV Special Spotlights Women and Heart Disease

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The many faces of heart disease will appear on televisions across the country in "Go Red For Women presents - Untold Stories of the Heart." The TV special features stories from Marie Osmond and women who are living with heart disease.

The women selected from our February casting call hit the media spotlight when they appeared on the Today Show, Wed., Sept. 17 to promote NBC’s TV special Go Red For Women presents – Untold Stories of the Heart. See news clip at left.

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Join host Hoda Kotb on NBC this fall to learn how you can reduce your risk of the No. 1 killer of women – heart disease.

Go Red For Women presents – Untold Stories of the Heart is a television special about heart disease that focuses on real women's stories of struggle, success and support. The television special will inspire conversation, compassion and a greater understanding of the important journey to heart health.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S.

“More than 42 million American women are living with one or more types of cardiovascular disease,” said Jennifer
H. Mieres, M.D., Go Red For Women spokesperson and director of Nuclear Cardiology at New York University. “If
women do not believe they are at risk, they are not likely to take preventative action, putting them at even
greater risk. ‘Untold Stories of the Heart’ will not only educate women about their risk, but give them tools to make
healthy choices.”

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