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Press Release for Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Filipino Women Wanted for UNF Heart Health Study

MediaContact: Joanna Norris, Associate Director 

Department of Public Relations 

(904) 620-2102 




Filipino Women Wanted for UNF Heart Health Study  


The School of Nursing at the University of North Florida is seeking participants in a heart health study, targeting Filipino women in order to answer heart-health questions related to diabetes and cholesterol. The event is from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Monsignor Heslin Hall, located at 11665 Fort Caroline Road. 


Your heart holds the answers. Support a good cause for yourself and the future Filipino generation. Come have your blood drawn by health professionals and take part in a 400-person study that will help show geneticists a way forward. Thirty to 45 minutes of your time today can save many Filipino women in the future. There will be free screenings, food, music and massages. Participation is crucially needed to help piece the heart puzzle together. 


If you are a female Filipino, aged 40 to 65 and don’t suffer from acute or chronic inflammatory diseases, cancer or lupus, you may be able to participate. Eight hours of minimum fasting is required. 


For more information, contact Dr. Irma Ancheta, School of Nursing, Brooks College of Health at UNF, at (904) 383-2392.