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The American Heart Association and Comcast Team Up to Strike Out Stroke
Date:5/5/2008

Comcast Customers in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia Provided

Access to Educational Programming to Promote Stroke Awareness and

Prevention during Stroke Awareness Month

WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association and Comcast have partnered to raise awareness and understanding of the risk factors and signs of stroke by making stroke awareness-related programming available through Comcast's ON DEMAND service. Throughout the month of May, in recognition of Stroke Awareness Month, Comcast Digital Cable customers throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia, can access this special programming ON DEMAND, any time of the day or night.

Delivered through Comcast's signature ON DEMAND service, The American Heart Association will provide videos on stroke prevention and treatment, featuring some of the region's top stroke experts and community leaders including Dr. Frederick Beavers, Chief of Endovascular Surgery of Washington Hospital Center and Dr. E. Gail Anderson Holness, a Power To End Stroke task force member and stroke survivor.

"Through this exciting partnership with Comcast, the American Heart Association's mission to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke is furthered. We are honored to work together and hope that through creative programming the public can become better educated on heart disease and stroke," commented Gabrielle Urquhart, executive director of the American Heart Association, Greater Washington Region.

"Comcast is proud to join the American Heart Association in its effort to promote the importance of heart health awareness," said Noah Kodeck, Director of Local ON DEMAND Programming and Production for Comcast's Eastern Division. "Comcast believes strongly in the power of local ON DEMAND programming and its ability to deliver relevant news and information that has a positive impact on the communities we serve."

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