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

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Stephanie Stanley
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412-586-9762
stanleysl@upmc.edu

Lawerence Synett
Manager
412-647-9816
synettl@upmc.edu

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1/26/2017

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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. UPMC and the American Heart Association are partnering to raise awareness about the risks of heart disease.
 
WHAT: Several 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. 3, which is National Wear Red Day®.
 
* For most accurate results, 9-hour fast recommended for cholesterol screening
 
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute and the American Heart Association hosting event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
 
The Wintergarden at PPG Place, Two PPG Place, Pittsburgh, 15222 (address for GPS)
 
Free heart screening event, including:
 
• Blood pressure
• Weight/BMI
• Cholesterol*
• Blood glucose
• “Ask the Expert”
• Prize giveaways
 
Star 100.7’s Melanie Taylor will do a remote broadcast.
 
UPMC St. Margaret and the St. Margaret Foundation hosting 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 hosting 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
o Colorectal screening kits will be provided
• Heart health information
• Risk factor guidelines
• Heart-healthy recipes
• Free giveaways (and, if you wear red, you’ll receive a sweet treat)
• Photobooth
 
Registration is not required. Parking is free in hospital garage.
 
UPMC East hosting 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.
 
Note to Media: To cover any of these events, pre-arrangements must be made by contacting Stephanie Stanley at 412-586-9762 or StanleySL@upmc.edu or Lawerence Synett at 412-647-9816 or SynettL@upmc.edu.