Legislators wear red for American Heart Month

SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) and many other members of the General Assembly wore red at the Capitol on Feb. 8 to raise awareness for heart disease. 

The Illinois Department of Public Health and the Conference on Women Legislators were part of the event, joining the American Heart Association in recognition of February as American Heart Month. 

February is a month dedicated to spreading awareness about the importance of heart health.  According to statistics, heart disease is the leading cause of death for all Americans, and one in three women dies of heart disease.  Visit www.heart.org to learn more. 

Pictured (left to right): Sen. Christine Johnson (R-Shabbona), Sen. Carole Pankau (R-Bloomingdale), Sen. Jacqueline Collins (D-Chicago), Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris), Sen. Suzi Schmidt (R-Lake Villa), Sen. Pam Althoff (R-Crystal Lake), Sen. Iris Martinez (D-Chicago), Sen. Toi Hutchinson (D-Chicago Heights), Sen. Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago), Sen. Linda Holmes (D-Plainfield), and Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont)

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