Fishers Health Fair to Focus on Heart Health
Contact: Marv Norman
Phone: (317) 403-8289
Christ’s Community Church in Fishers and Mended Hearts support group from Riverview Hospital are partnering to present a unique health fair focusing on heart health and targeting adults 40 and older.
The Fair will be held on Saturday, October 6th from 1-5pm at Christ’s Community Church, located at 131st Street and Allisonville Road in Fishers.
According to the Center for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Over 600,000 people in this country alone die of heart disease every year – accounting for an astounding 25% of all deaths.
Nearly half of Americans have at least one of the three heart disease risk factors – high cholesterol, high blood pressure or smoking.
“It’s critical that we increase awareness of heart disease and prevention. Many serious problems could be avoided with early screening and education. The objectives of the Fair are to help attendees identify the risk factors and inform them how they can minimize these factors so they can maximize their chances to survive heart disease”, said Mended Hearts Riverview Chapter President Marv Norman.
Nearly 30 information booths will focus on a wide range of heart health and healthy living subjects.
Partnership for a Healthy Hamilton County will coordinate testing and screenings at the event.
Separate presentations will cover a variety of topics that affect primarily the aging population.
Mended Hearts will have heart disease survivors available at the Fair to support heart patients.
There will be refreshments and prize drawings.
Christ’s Community Church, in partnership with Mended Hearts, will present an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) to a non-profit organization.
Mended Hearts is a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring hope and improving the quality of life for heart patients, their families and caregivers. It is the world’s largest heart patient support network, visiting over 200,000 patients every year. (www.mendedhearts.org)
Christ’s Community Church in Fishers is a church where families, healthy and broken, traditional and non-traditional, Christian and non-Christian can flourish. (www.cccfishers.org)