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Ladies Use High Heels to Raise Awareness for Heart Health

At the Pecanland Mall on Saturday, about 100 women put on heels in a unique way to raise awareness for heart health.
MONROE -- At the Pecanland Mall on Saturday, about 100 women put on heels in a unique way to raise awareness for heart health.

It's the first annual "Pink Pumping Red" event, part of Heart Awareness Month this February.

About 100 ladies walked a mile around the mall in red heels, promoting awareness of heart disease, especially in women.

It's a partnership between Glenwood Hospital of West Monroe, the American Heart Association, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

"Another variable that people may consider: Walking, as we're doing today, exercise, eating the right food and if you're on medication, take your medication regularly," said Brenda Shelling, president of the local AKA, Inc. chapter, Omicron Iota Omega.

The ladies in red heels also collected donations, with all proceeds going to the American Heart Association.

This is the first year for the event but all three organizations hope to make it happen every year.
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