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Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but now is not a time to forget about your heart.  That’s the main message of the Circle of Red, a member organization committed to educating women in their community about the dangers of heart disease.

Two days after V-day, on February 16, 2012, I was fortunate to attend a chocolate and wine event sponsored by a Raleigh-based group, and led by professional CPA Sheila Ahler, the current Circle of Red Chair (COR).  The organization is affiliated with the American Heart Association (AHA) and its “Go Red for Women” National Campaign. Each member is asked to make a financial commitment of $1,000- $2500 annually.  This generous tax deductible contribution does beg the question, “how much is your heart health worth?”  About 14 women were in attendance at this post-Valentine’s event, and COR Chair Ahler has already reached her membership goal of 24, but wants to surpass it.

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Original post: Insight News, 2/21/2012