Help us save the lives of thousands of local women. Emory’s “10,000 Women Project,” which aims to screen 10,000 at-risk women for heart disease, is looking for clinical volunteers to assist with community health screenings, including:
- Blood pressure
- Height/Weight/Body mass index
- Cardiovascular risk assessment
- Heart-health education
Prior training will be conducted prior to event.
Saturday, October 22
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Center
599 Tatnall Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in women, but it is preventable with the proper screening, counseling, and lifestyle changes. The 10,000 Women Project’s mission is to provide free cardiovascular risk screenings, education, and resources for follow-up care to decrease heart disease and hypertension in women, especially African-American women, who experience higher death rates from heart disease. The Emory Women’s Heart Center is committed to screening 10,000 women.
“Heart disease is the number one killer in women,” says Emory Division of Cardiology faculty member and leader of the Emory Women’s Heart Center Gina Lundberg, MD. “Most heart disease is preventable. If we can reach women to educate them and get treatments started early, we’re going to save a lot more lives.”
More about Emory’s 10,000 Women Project
The 10,000 Women Project, an initiative of the Emory Women’s Heart Center, provides free cardiovascular risk screenings throughout the community at local churches, community centers, and special events. The 10,000 Women Project provides a much-needed community service while gathering research data to help us save lives in the future.