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Mayor Smith Signs Proclamation for National Heart Defect Awareness Week

Mena Mayor Seth Smith, surrounded by some of Mena’s most beloved citizens, signed a proclamation Wednesday morning at City Hall proclaiming February 7th – 14th as Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week in Mena.

In part, the proclamation states that in the United States of America, approximately 40,000 infants each year are born with Congenital Heart Defects, and that Mena’s families and communities have been directly impacted by childhood illness and death caused by Congenital Heart Defects.

Mayor Smith and the City of Mena encourage residents to join in the campaign to increase awareness of the serious health matter in an effort to improve early diagnosis.

Picture: Mena Mayor Seth Smith was joined by several younger area residents as he signed a proclamation declaring February 7-14 Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week in Mena.

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