Dare to CARE, a national nonprofit organization, has partnered with Erlanger Health System to provide cardiovascular disease education and screenings to local residents on Saturday, March 2.

The screenings will be held from 9 a.m. until noon at the Erlanger East Campus on Gunbarrel Road.

The health checkups are open to anyone older than 50 or anyone older than 40 with high-risk criteria, such as those who smoke, have diabetes, have high cholesterol or have symptoms of peripheral vascular disease.

The screenings are free.


Officials said the goal of this event is to raise awareness of the effects of cardiac and vascular disease and to decrease the number of incidences of stroke, ischemia and heart attacks. Board-certified vascular surgeons, cardiologists and other health care providers will conduct mini lectures, and attendees will also be offered blood pressure readings, glucose/lipid screenings, extremity arteries measurements and carotid/aortic ultrasounds.

Registration is required for both the lectures and the screenings. Call 423-778-5465 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until midnight, for more information or to register.