Check your blood pressure on World Stroke Day Infographic
Market 32 by Price Chopper, American Heart Association team up to help fight America’s No. 5 killer
WHO: Four stroke survivors, including the Stroke Ambassadors to the 2015 and 2016 Capital Region Heart Walk; stroke specialists and neurologists from local hospitals; pharmacy staff from Market 32 by Price Chopper; the public.
WHAT: World Stroke Day call to action. Stroke survivors will share their stories; medical personnel will share warning signs and information about stroke and stroke prevention, including the FAST acronym; Market 32 by Price Chopper will provide blood pressure screenings.
WHEN: 11 A.M., THURSDAY, OCT. 29
WHERE: Market 32 by Price Chopper, Shoppers World, 15 Park Ave., Clifton Park
WHY: Stroke is the No. 5 killer of all Americans. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association and Market 32 by Price Chopper are joining together to provide information and let people take action to prevent a stroke. High blood pressure is a risk factor for stroke, and Market 32 by Price Chopper will offer blood pressure screenings until 2 p.m. Knowing the acronym “FAST” lets people know what to do if someone they love is having a stroke. The F.A.S.T. song is an easy way to remember what to do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbQF5P0W3jc&feature=youtu.be
About the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association
The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association are devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. The American Stroke Association is a division of the American Heart Association. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About The Golub Corporation: Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 135 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com
Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.