FOX10 and the American Heart Association invite you to its 2nd Annual "Check Your Heart"! The purpose of this community event is to raise awareness to the prevalence of heart disease along the Gulf Coast, and to empower you to take control of your life.
More than one out of four deaths in Alabama are due to heart disease, according to National Vital Statistics Report, 2009. According to that same report, 12,583 Alabama residents died from heart disease in 2006, and 2,740 residents died from strokes that same year.
During that "Check Your Heart" event, there will be health screenings, as well as pharmacist and doctor questions, blood pressure screenings, BMI checks,CPR demonstrations and training and a kids area.
You can also enjoy live music at the event. Lenise Ligon, Dani Dials and other Fox10 personalities will be there for a meet and greet session. You'll also get heart healthy snacks from Atlanta Bread Company.
The event will take place Saturday, September 7, in the front parking lot at FOX10 / CW Studios, which is located 1501 Satchel Paige Drive in Mobile. It all starts at Noon, and will run until 3:00 pm. You can call 251-434-1010 for more information.
Our ‘Check Your Heart’ event is held in advance of the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk.
The Heart Walk is Saturday, September 21, in Mobile and Saturday, October 5, in Baldwin County. The walk raises money and awareness for heart disease research. Here’s a link to register for the Alabama Gulf Coast Heart Walk.
And here is a link to Fox10's Heart Walk Page.
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