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Men Go Red encourages heart health

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Diet, exercise and an annual check-up.

That's the advice to help minimize the chances of a heart attack at the "Men Go Red" event at MoAV Coffee House on Thursday night.

The very first "Men Go Red" helped get the message to men about heart health.

Robyn Marchant told the story of her husband Scott, who died from a heart attack in July of 2016.

The American Heart Association event encourages men to take care of themselves.

"The most important commitment you can make for yourself and your loved ones is to schedule an annual check-up,” Marchant said.

“When it comes to preventing and treating heart disease, it's all about early detection," she said.

“It’s not that hard to be heart healthy,” said Kelsey Palmer,  American Heart Association division coordinator.

"We want these guys to realize that you don’t want to leave you family and your  kids sooner than they have to so just take care of yourself," Palmer said.

For several years, the event was called "Men Go Red For Women" which helped encourage women to schedule check-ups with their doctors.

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