Sun Devils to Host Women's Heart Health Awareness Nights

Jan. 7, 2008

TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State University Athletics has teamed up with the Sister to Sister Foundation this season to help raise awareness about women's heart disease.

During the month of February, the ASU women's basketball and women's gymnastics teams will be hosting Women's Heart Health Awareness Nights. These events will help Sun Devil Fans learn how to reduce their personal risk factors for heart disease. Besides receiving information on how to adopt a healthy lifestyle, fans will have the opportunity to receive a free blood pressure check in the concourse before each event. Fans at both events will also have a chance to win tickets to a Phoenix Mercury game and the Women's Heart Health Fair this spring.

Currently, heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the United States. One in four women will die of heart disease this year, which is more than all breast cancer and other cancers combined. Unfortunately, studies show that only a third of U.S. women consider themselves at risk for heart disease. These awareness events will help women learn how to make healthy lifestyle changes to reduce their risk.

Sister to Sister Foundation is a national grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing free heart screenings and heart-healthy information to women. Since its inception in 2000, Sister to Sister has positively touched the lives of more than 18 million women through the National Women's Heart Health Campaign. To date, nearly 40,000 women of all ages, races and socioeconomic backgrounds have been screened for heart disease risk factors in 17 different local markets. One-third of these women have discovered that they are at risk for heart disease and have learned life-saving prevention activities. For more information, log on to www.sistertosister.org.

For questions or more information on the Sun Devil Women's Heart Health Awareness events, please contact Morgan Staley at Morgan.Staley@asu.edu or 480-965-5941.

Women's Heart Health Awareness Events

Women's Basketball

Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 vs. Oregon at 11 a.m.

Wells Fargo Arena

Women's Gymnastics

Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 vs. Arizona at 7 p.m.

Wells Fargo Arena

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