The second annual Stomp Out Stroke! Festival of Life to raise stroke awareness will be hosted by the Stroke Team of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) on May 3 at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St., in downtown Houston.
The free, fun event, held in partnership with the American Heart Association, is designed to provide lifesaving information about stroke prevention and treatment. It will last from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to the public.
Free health screenings will be offered, including carotid ultrasound, blood pressure, cholesterol, EKG, BMI, body fat percentage and obstructive sleep apnea. Adult and child-friendly education sessions and interactive activities will be facilitated by stroke physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physical therapists, dieticians and fitness experts.
A Kid Zone, fitness activities, healthy snacks and other family entertainment will be included. Exhibitors participating in the event include the Houston Aphasia Recovery Center, The Health Museum, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, University of Houston, HealthSouth, Total Fitness 4 Kids and Mix 96.5.
For more information, visit www.strokefestival.org