Novant Health, Metlife and the American Heart Association have teamed up to create an event to bring awareness on how to prevent and end strokes, they announced today in a press release.
The family-friendly occasion will teach attendants how to recognize and respond to a stroke through fun and interactive activities.
It will take place on Saturday, May 21st from 10am-1pm at Independence Park at Hawthorne Lane in Charlotte. Admission is free and some of the activities included will be:
- Cooking Demos
- Medic Hands Only CPR
- Kids and Family Activites
- Survivor Stories
- Talk With a Doc
- Zumba and more
In the United States, stroke is the 5th highest cause of death and 1 in 3 deaths come from heart disease, stroke or other cardiovascular diseases.