The local chapter of the American Heart Association is holding a Go Red For Women "casting call" party on Thursday for local women whose lives have been touched by heart disease or stroke.

The event will be 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at the Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King St. RSVP at 853-1597.

One of last year's participants, Keisha Hawes, was selected as a national spokeswoman for this year's Go Red For Women campaign. See Saturday's "People" edition to read her story.