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Jan 29, 2013

Spirit of the Heart—Helping Improve Your Community's Heart Health

Spirit of the Heart events offer heart disease screening and events in underserved communities.

Mar 08, 2013, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

City Impact, 140 Turk St., San Francisco, CA
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A free heart disease screening and a series of heart-health community events will be held in Harlem on December 7–9, 2012.

Heart disease remains the number one health threat in America. Underserved and minority communities tend to be hit the hardest, with lower health literacy levels and greater cardiovascular risk. That's why the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) have come together to increase awareness of heart disease and promote better heart health, particularly in high-risk communities.

Through the ABC's signature program, Spirit of the Heart, ACC and ABC will host several weekend-long events to help educate the public on heart disease. Free heart disease screenings will be held on the Saturdays listed below. Individuals can learn about their risk for heart disease and receive free counseling. The next day, ACC and ABC representatives will visit churches in these cities and present ABC's "7 Steps to a Healthy Heart."

Spirit of the Heart Event Schedule:

Houston, TX: Sept. 28–30, 2012 — Greenspoint Mall

Dallas, TX: October 5–7, 2012 — Southwest Center Mall

Austin, TX: October 12–14, 2012 — Huston-Tillotson University

Harlem, NY: December 7–9, 2012 — Denny Moe's Superstar Barbershop

San Francisco, CA: March 8, 2013 — City Impact

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