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UPMC Raises Awareness of Heart Disease with ‘Go Red for Women’ Events

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 Heart and Vascular Institute and the American Heart Association are partnering to raise awareness about the risk of heart disease.

WHAT: Several locations will hold free screenings to show their support for the fight against disease in women and help raise awareness of the Go Red for Women campaign on Friday, Feb. 3, which is National Wear Red Day®.

UPMC Altoona hosting event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

UPMC Altoona, hospital atrium, 620 Howard Ave., Altoona, Pa., 16601

UPMC Altoona Station Medical Center hosting event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

UPMC Altoona Outpatient Center, 17th Street and 9th Avenue
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Risk factor guidelines
  • Heart-healthy recipes
  • Educational handouts
  • Giveaways

UPMC Bedford Memorial hosting event from 12 to 2 p.m.

UPMC Bedford Memorial, main lobby, 10455 Lincoln Highway, Everett, Pa., 15531
  • Blood Pressure screenings
  • Wellness information
  • Educational handouts
  • Giveaways
Registration is not required. Free parking.

Note to Media: To cover any of these events, pre-arrangements must be made by contacting Patt Keith at 814-330-7631 or KeithPS@upmc.edu.

About UPMC Community Benefits

UPMC provides $217 million each year in community health programs, events and contributions, supporting services that may otherwise not be available. This contribution is part of UPMC’s more than $892 million a year - or more than $2.4 million a day - in total IRS-defined community benefits, including more care to the Pittsburgh region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution. Over the past five years, UPMC has dedicated nearly $4 billion to community-focused programs and services, making a substantial impact for the well-being of the people who live, work, learn and raise their families in Pennsylvania. The complete UPMC Community Benefits Report is available online at upmc.com.

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