Heart failure is a serious, progressive health condition that disproportionately affects African-Americans. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that from 2011 to 2013 in Baldwin and Mobile counties, the heart failure hospitalization rates for those 65 and older were higher for blacks than whites. Given the impact to the local community, Live To The Beat, a campaign sponsored by Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC, is coming to Mobile to inspire, educate and empower African Americans to help prevent heart failure and confidently take control of their heart health.
Join us for an interactive community event on Saturday, September 17 at 11 a.m. hosted by Saint Peter Missionary Baptist Church, which will feature:
A live panel discussion with local health care providers and community leaders sharing their experiences with heart failure, information about the condition and perspectives on uniting to fight the issue locally
Friends and neighbors in the community – including key organizations – coming together for an open dialogue on heart failure and fellowship to encourage collective accountability
Event participants taking an official pledge to fight heart failure and promote heart healthy living. Pledges will be made on the Live To The Beat website, which will be displayed at iPad kiosk stations for participants to explore.
A Southern-style heart-healthy food tasting, produced by a local caterer
Participants in a fun “photo-booth” style area, displaying signs with their comments on how they plan to help prevent heart failure by committing to heart health
Small group discussions about heart failure and heart health, led by local leaders and health care providers
Interviews with the panelists, before or after the event, to discuss heart failure in African Americans and its disproportionate impact on this community.
Live To The Beat is a campaign to increase awareness about heart failure in African Americans and to support and guide patients and caregivers as they navigate the condition. LiveToTheBeat.com features information on heart failure, resources for healthy living, community events and an opportunity to take the Live To The Beat pledge to fight heart failure and promote heart health.
WHEN & WHERE
Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
[Formal program will officially start at approximately 11:30 a.m.]
Saint Peter Missionary Baptist Church
650 South Bayou Street, Mobile, AL 36603
FOR ATTENDEES: RSVP at LiveToTheBeat-Mobile@edelman.com