Free health screenings for the public


For the first time ever, the Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa will be conducting free health screenings for the public in Bloemfontein. The screenings will take place from 15 – 19 May 2013 at the Brandwag Shopping Centre in Bloemfontein. The screenings include blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and body mass index testing.
When: Wednesday 15th May to Saturday 18th May from 10.00 to 16.00, and Sunday 19th May from 10.00 to 12.00
Where: Brandwag Shopping Centre, Melville Drive, Brandwag, Bloemfontein
What: free health screening and counselling – blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and body mass index testing – first-come first-served basis
The main focus of the screenings is to prevent the preventable – heart disease and stroke – amongst all South Africans. In South Africa these are the second biggest killers after HIV/Aids. Due to unhealthy lifestyles, every family is touched by preventable heart disease and stroke, and we are losing our beloved ones too early.
Dr Vash Mungal-Singh, CEO of the HSF, says: “We all live busy lives, but making time to show our hearts a little attention now is well worth the effort in the long run, and it needn’t mean big changes. It’s never too late to adopt a healthy lifestyle, but starting sooner rather than later will make sure that you live a healthy life. “
For more information, call Beauty Wright-Sipondo on 021 447 6268 or email