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Mayor Issues Million Resident Challenge To Educate Central Florida About Blood Pressure
Date:9/3/2008

- Project Pressure aims to increase Blood Pressure Awareness and Blood Pressure Health Compliance through a sustained and motivating multi-county educational campaign. It is the largest, most comprehensive health program ever implemented by Get Healthy Florida. Already dozens of participants have joined in an effort to engage the entire community in Project Pressure, including more than fifty fire stations and over a hundred physicians who will be screening residents for blood pressure.

Representing Central Florida's largest employer, Walt Disney World Resort President Meg Crofton, with Nurse Minnie by her side, stressed the commitment the organization has to the health of their Cast Members and the community. "We are encouraging our community and our Cast Members to make one simple step toward a healthier lifestyle by rolling up their sleeves and getting their blood pressure checked. Health care and the wellness of employees and their families is one of the most important issues that companies face today. Project Pressure will complement the many resources we are providing Cast Members to help them live healthier lives," said Crofton.

Project partners and participants include: Centra Care/Florida Hospital Urgent Care, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Omron, Orange County, the City of Orlando, other municipalities and city and county government agencies, physicians, academic institutions, community-based organizations, media, health organizations and corporations.

Those interested in learning more about Project Pressure can visit http://www.ProjectPressure.com or call Get Healthy Florida at 407-688-8715.

About Project Pressure

Project Pressure will reach residents where they live and work through exciting events, blood pressure challenges, Fire Station Street Parties, BP tracking digital billboard, the chance to win prizes from an ambush-style Pressure Patrol Prize Van, and much m
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