5 Ways to Celebrate American Heart Month

Lower your community's risk of heart disease by creating healthy heart awareness.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every four American deaths—600,000 people each year—is because of heart disease. Create awareness at your church and in your community about having a healthy heart. Here are some ideas to get you started:

1. Start a walking club.

2. Host a healthy living/eating class. Ask an area hospital or doctor’s offices for information and resources.

3. Offer cholesterol and blood pressure screenings after services one weekend.

4. Host a blood drive.

5. Host a CPR class. Contact the American Heart Association or your local Red Cross chapter.

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