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Free Cardiovascular Health Screening

South Asians have a 3 to 5 times greaterrisk of developing heart diseases and strokes and at an earlier stage. Therefore, it is necessary to have regular check ups to keep a check on daily lifestyles and personal health.

After an extremely successful clinic screening at the BAPS Shri Swaminiarayan Mandir last Sunday, Heart and Stroke Foundation is proud to be partnering with BAPS Charities Canada to host another free cardiovascular health screening clinic. This event is in supporting South Asians, to increase their knowledge of risk factors for heart disease and stroke. 

They will be screening participants from Toronto’s Jain (and other South Asian communities) for cardiovascular disease offering them a free screening for: waist circumference, blood pressure, atrial fibrillation and cholesterol levels.

Healthcare professionals and trained personnel will be onsite for the screening tests and to answer questions regarding heart disease and stroke.

By learning more about the risk factors, South Asians and their families can improve both health status and quality of life in later years.

The clinic is open to all South Asians aged 18 and up, no health card is required to participate and all medical information is kept anonymous and confidential. Separate clinics for men and women will be offered at the event. In addition, RNs/RPNs and nutritionists will be available to render medical advice and referrals to participants.

When: Sunday, June 15
Where: Jain Society of Toronto, 48 Rosemeade Avenue, Etobicoke, M8Y 3A5
Time: 12:30pm- 4:30pm

How to register: Call Firdaus Ali: 416-629-1689 OR Email fali@hsf.on.ca

For more information on the event, please click HERE

For more information on Heart & Stroke foundation, please click HERE. 

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