Tuesday, May 4, 2010 is Delaware Valley Stroke Alert Day. According to the American Stroke Association about 795,000 Americans each year suffer a new or recurrent stroke. That means, on average, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds. It’s the number 3 cause of death in the United States taking more than 143,000 lives each year.
Knowing and monitoring your blood pressure is vitally important in the battle against stroke. That’s why the Jefferson Acute Stroke Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is offering free stroke screenings at a variety of locations.
No advanced registration or appointment is necessary.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Gibbon Building – 10th Street Lobby
10th Street entrance, between Chestnut and Sansom
Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience – Lobby 9th Street entrance, between Walnut and Locust
Reading Terminal Market
12th & Arch Streets
The Shops at Liberty Place
16th & Chestnut Streets
Katz Jewish Community Center
1301 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ