Schuitmaker, Senate promote heart health

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. Margaret O’Brien, R-Kalamazoo, Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, and Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, at the rostrum as Schuitmaker’s resolution, Senate Resolution 140 was read on the Senate floor.

SR 140 proclaims February as American Heart Month and Feb. 5 as “Wear Red Day” in Michigan.

“Over the past 10 years, more than 600,000 lives have been saved thanks to the Go Red for Women movement,” said Schuitmaker. “I’m proud to partner with the American Heart Association and my colleagues in the Senate to raise awareness about the dangers of heart disease and to get the message out that it can be prevented.”


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Photo caption: State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, (right) poses with Sens. Margaret O’Brien, R-Kalamazoo, (left)  Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, (center left) and Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, (center right) at the rostrum after Senate Resolution 140 was adopted by the Senate.