Heart Valve Voice and the Foundation
Free screenings at ODI England Australia at Emirates Old Trafford - 13th September 2015
We are delighted to partner with Heart Valve Voice to provide free heart screenings at the England ODI in September. Heart valve disease is a prevalent, life-threatening but very treatable disease if it is diagnosed and treated early. Yet, it is much misunderstood, with very poor public awareness of a disease which affects approximately 1 million UK people aged over 65.
On the 13th September, HVV will be conducting free screenings at the England ODI game against Australia at the Emirates Old Trafford. The diagnosis is done very simply with the traditional stethoscope and is painless, yet many over-65s are missing out on this simple step.
We are thrilled that the screenings have attracted interest from the games finest with cricket commentator David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd having his screening during his break from SkySports commitments. Bumble was quick to endorse HVV “When it comes to heart valve disease, it seems that if you miss it, you're out.”
Mike Gatting, also a supporter of HVV said, "It's hugely important to monitor your health. If you're out of breath walking up stairs or often feel dizzy you should get to the doctors and get it checked! HVV are doing a wonderful job and it's great to see them in the cricket community"
Sandy Mitchell, Head of Community Development said that Heart Valve Voice are a pleasure to engage with and they deliver such an important message. I’ve pledged my support on their website and I encourage the Foundation’s followers to do the same”
Chair of HVV Professor Bed Bridgewater will be conducting the screenings said “the purpose of our work is to give the heart valve patient a voice that is both credible and independent; providing them with a brighter future.”
To book your screening you’ll need a match ticket.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your free screening or contact Wil Woan on 07528665977
To pledge your support visit www.heartvalvevoice.com