Sunday, February 14, 2010
The campaign for the Huron Band of Potawatomi to bring awareness of heart disease was said to be a huge success. Coverage was covered by many of the largest publications. The event was held February 12, 2010 and was held at the Tribal Community Center in Fulton, Michigan. 10 miles southeast of Kalamazoo.
The Huron band of Potawatomi has been involved in raising awareness and raising money for the Heart Association now for the last five years. The event included dinner, a speech by a recognized cardiologist, drum groups, giveaways and cardiovascular screenings.
Heart disease is the leading cause for death for American Indians. Being active has always been part of the American Indian years ago, We hunted together, played games together, danced together, ran together, swam together. Risk factors leading to heart disease are high blood pressure, liking to eat often, to much stress, inactivity....
Chicagon Tribune Link
Indian Country Today Link
Red Dress Heart Association Link
Map To IHS Locations Link