Schuitmaker, Senate promote heart health

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LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker has once again teamed up with the American Heart Association and fellow legislators to raise awareness about the dangers of heart disease.

Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, was joined by state Sens. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, Margaret O’Brien, R-Kalamazoo, and Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, on the Senate floor after her resolution, Senate Resolution 9, was officially read into the Senate.

SR 9 proclaims February as American Heart Month and Feb. 3 as “Wear Red Day” in Michigan.

“Each year the Michigan Senate and the American Heart Association team up to raise awareness and educate the public, especially women, about how to recognize warning signs of a heart attack,” Schuitmaker said. “Our goal is to continue reaching more people and saving more lives. Over the past 10 years, more than 600,000 lives have been saved thanks to the Go Red for Women movement.”

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Photo caption: State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, (center left) poses on the Senate floor with, from left, Sens. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, and Margaret O’Brien, R- Kalamazoo, after the Senate adopted Senate Resolution 9.