UPMC Offers Cardiovascular Screenings for National Wear Red Day
: UPMC’s Heart and Vascular Institute
and the American Heart Association
will offer free heart screenings, including blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol and blood glucose testing, at various locations in recognition of National Wear Red Day
. The event was created by the American Heart Association to increase awareness about heart disease as the No. 1 killer of women. Refreshments, prizes and cooking demonstrations will be included at some events. Visit UPMC.com/CheckYourHeart
for information about specific activities at each location.
WHO: Open to the public
WHEN: Friday, Feb.1, see times below
WHY: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among women in the U.S., and more than one in three female adults has some form of cardiovascular disease.
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Auditorium, Zero Level, 300 Halket St., Pittsburgh, Pa., 15213-3180
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
UPMC East, Monroeville Mall, 200 Monroeville Mall, Monroeville, Pa., 15146
5 to 7 p.m.
UPMC Hamot, Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel, 55 W Bay Rd., Erie, Pa., 16507
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
UPMC McKeesport, Kelly Conference Center, 1500 5th Ave., McKeesport, Pa., 15132
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
UPMC St. Margaret, Entrance B Lobby, 815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15215
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.