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Bowie/Mitchellville (MD) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Hosts "Power to End Stroke" Walk-a-thon in Glenn Dale, Maryland
Date:4/5/2010

k of stroke by 25% by 2010. It was also meant to raise critical awareness within the African American population. Heart disease and stroke are major health risks for all people, but African Americans are at particularly high risk.

The Bowie/Mitchellville (MD) Alumni Chapter is taking a proactive stance on this health issue in Prince George's county, recognizing the following must be confronted head on to benefit mankind: (1) Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 3 causes of death for blacks; (2) Cardiovascular (heart and blood vessel) diseases claim the lives of over 96,000 blacks each year. In fact, they account for 33 percent of all deaths among blacks in the United States; and (3) Risk factors such as high blood pressure tend to develop much earlier in life and be much more severe in blacks. The prevalence of high blood pressure in African Americans in the United States is the highest in the world.

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