CBC Serves as Honorary Host to American Heart Association’s ’31 Days of Power’ Campaign



Tomorrow the American Heart Association in conjunction with The Congressional Black Caucus, Honorary Host, and R&B Singer Chrisette Michele to Release New Stroke Awareness Research and Launch “31 Days of Power” Campaign


Members of The Congressional Black Caucus, American Heart Association national Power to End Stroke spokesperson and Grammy-award winning R&B artist Chrisette Michele,
American Heart Association volunteer spokesperson Dr. Rani Whitfield (“Tha Hip Hop Doc”)



New research on stroke awareness among African-Americans and launch of “31 Days of Power Campaign”



Thursday, May 5, 10 – 11am ET



1539 Longworth House office building, Capitol Hill
Independence Ave. & South Capitol Street, SE
Washington, D.C.


Overview: Every 40 seconds, someone in America has a stroke. African-Americans are affected even more by the deadly disease due to higher incidences of risk factors such as high blood pressure and obesity. Through its Power to End Stroke campaign, the American Heart Association encourages healthy behavior, generates awareness of the risk factors and what to do in a stroke emergency.  The association also supports provisions in the Affordable Care Act that increases access to quality health care and makes preventive services more affordable.  At this briefing, the American Heart Association and The Congressional Black Caucus will release new research about stroke awareness among African-Americans and launch the “31 Days of Power” initiative that will be occurring during May, American Stroke Month.

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