Registration ends today for Heart Day, which provides the community four heart tests for $40 (a $350 value). Heart Day is from 6-11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15 at nine St. Vincent’s locations. Participants can register by phone at 205-939-7878 or visit www.stvheartday.com.
Heart health is critical because heart disease is the No. 1 killer in Alabama, as well as in the country. Alabama has the second-highest cardiovascular disease death rate of any state; more than 12,000 Alabamians died from this disease in 2010 alone.
In addition to sponsoring Heart Day, St. Vincent’s Health System is the local sponsor for the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” heart disease awareness campaign.
St. Vincent’s also kicked off the Red Couch Tour, an educational outreach component of Go Red for Women. The Red Couch tour is a way for St. Vincent’s Health System to engage women and men through the sharing of stories and educational materials about heart disease.
The Red Couch is at St. Vincent’s Birmingham from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today.
For more information about the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign, visit www.goredforwomen.org.
Contact Elsie Hodnett at firstname.lastname@example.org.