Daybreak Interview: “Pink Goes Red” event brings attention to women’s heart health

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Friday, February 7th is Wear Red Day. It was created by the American Heart association to raise awareness about heart disease in women, which is the number one killer in women.

The Epsilon Omega Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is hosting a “Pink Goes Red” event to bring more attention to women’s heart health.

Chapter President, Brenda Youmas, and event Chairwoman, Deborah Dennard, visited Daybreak to tell us more about the event.

The “Pink Goes Red” event is Friday, February 7th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rosa Jackson Center in Macon. The event is free and open to the public.

Click on the video to hear more about “Pink Goes Red.”

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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.