Community-based health organization Life Line Screening participated in Skate for the Heart, giving free preventive screenings to select friends and family members of participating skaters.
Independence, OH (PRWEB) January 31, 2010 -- In honor of longtime partner Peggy Fleming, Life Line Screening is proud to have supported Skate for the Heart, which aired on NBC on January 31st.
Life Line Screening provided free screenings for several friends and family members of participating skaters to say “thank you” to Peggy for her ongoing support for cardiovascular disease awareness.
Ms. Fleming filmed a commercial which aired during the special in which she talked about her personal story. Having lost her father and sister to cardiovascular disease at young ages, Ms Fleming hopes to raise awareness of screenings as a preventive strategy to save others the same heartache.
Life Line Screening provides preventive screenings in convenient community-based settings across the nation. Screening included ultrasound screenings for stroke prevention, including tests for carotid artery stenosis, atrial fibrillation, and systolic hypertension (high blood pressure). Other screenings check for peripheral arterial disease and abdominal aortic aneurysms.
According to the National Stroke Association, 80% of strokes are preventable. As Ms. Fleming says during the commercial, “If a screening could prevent a stroke, why wouldn’t you do it?”
About Life Line Screening
Life Line Screening was established in 1993, and has since become the nation’s leading provider of preventive health screenings. The screenings are provided in comfortable, familiar community settings such as churches and community centers and are conducted by highly qualified healthcare professionals. The non-invasive, inexpensive and painless tests help people identify their risk for stroke, vascular diseases or osteoporosis early enough for their physician to begin preventive procedures. Visit the web site at http://www.lifelinescreening.com.
About Skate for the Heart
Reigning World Champion Evan Lysacek, 2009 Pairs World Silver Medalists Ben Agosto & Tanith Belbin are just a few contenders for the upcoming 2010 Winter Games featured in Disson Skating’s “Skate for the Heart,” with live performances from music stars Jordin Sparks, Charice, Honor Society and KSM. The live show was at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill. The taped show aired on NBC on Sunday, Jan 31, 2010, from 4 – 6 p.m. EST, less than two weeks before the Winter Games kick off in Vancouver, Canada.
Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/health-screening/skate-for-the-heart/prweb3545384.htm.
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