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Event helps Pensacolians learn the risks of heart disease

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[Photo: WEAR-TV Photojournalist Hudson Miller]

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) Sunday is Valentine's Day and many are focused on the one they love, but if you're going to give your heart to someone, you've got to take care of it.

The Baptist Heart and Vascular Center hosted the Love Your Heart event at Cordova Mall.

#baptistlovesyourheart @shopcordovamall until 4pm #C3N @weartv at 6pm and 10pm. pic.twitter.com/6PpnQWxKDW

"" Hudson MIller (@Hudson1569) February 13, 2016

It was all about educating people on the risk for heart disease and learning how to improve your health.

"I think it's very important that we increase awareness of the community. Escambia county still has high incidents of cardiovascular disease and its ever importing improving cardiovascular healthcare to improve awareness to support the community members as well as the health care workers," said Dr. Safwan Jaalouk, a cardiologist.

People who went to the event were treated to health food demonstrations, entertainment and kids activities.

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