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UPMC to Raise Awareness of Heart Disease with Free ‘Go Red for Women®’ Events

WHAT: UPMC and the American Heart Association are partnering to raise awareness about the risks of heart disease. Several UPMC locations will hold free screenings to show their support for the fight against heart disease in women and help raise awareness of the Go Red for Women® campaign on Friday, Feb. 2, which is National Wear Red Day®.
 
WHY: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 women die from heart disease in the United States. In recognition of American Heart Month, it is important to learn about the risk for heart disease and take action to fight it.
 
* For most accurate results, 9-hour fast recommended for cholesterol screening.
 
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute and the American Heart Association are hosting an event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
 
U.S. Steel Tower, Concourse Level, 600 Grant St., Pittsburgh, 15219.
 
Free heart screening event, including:
 
• Screenings:
o Blood pressure
o Cholesterol*
o Glucose
• Heart health information
• Risk factor guidelines
• Heart-healthy recipes
 
UPMC St. Margaret and the St. Margaret Foundation are hosting an event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 
UPMC St. Margaret, Entrance B Lobby, 815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh, 15215.
 
• Screenings:
o Blood pressure
o Cholesterol*
o Glucose
• Heart health information
• Risk factor guidelines
• Heart-healthy recipes
• Exercise tips
 
Registration is not required. Parking will be validated.
 
UPMC McKeesport is hosting an event from 12 to 3 p.m.
 
UPMC McKeesport, Prescott Bldg., History Wall area, 1st floor, 1500 Fifth Ave., McKeesport, Pa., 15132.
 
• Screenings:
o Blood pressure
o Bone density
• Heart health information
• Risk factor guidelines
• Heart-healthy recipes
• Free giveaways (and, if you wear red, you’ll receive a sweet treat)
 
Registration is not required. Parking is free in hospital garage.
 
UPMC East is hosting an event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 
UPMC East, 1st floor lobby, 2775 Mosside Blvd., Monroeville, Pa., 15146.
 
• Screenings:
o Blood pressure
o Cholesterol*
o Glucose
• Heart health information
• Risk factor guidelines
• Heart-healthy recipes
 
Registration is not required. Parking is free in hospital garage.
 
UPMC Passavant is hosting an event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 
UPMC Passavant, Main lobby, 9100 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, 15237.
 
• Blood pressure screenings
• Heart health information
• Risk factor guidelines
• Heart-healthy treats
• Exercise tips
• Basket raffle
 
Registration is not required.
 
Note to Media: To cover any of these events, pre-arrangements must be made by contacting Madison Brunner at 412-578-9193 or BrunnerM@upmc.edu.

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