Lakeland, FL – Grab a healthy breakfast or snack and have your cholesterol tested – without ever leaving the comfort of your car.
During American Heart Month, Lakeland Regional Health wants men and women to know their numbers in a heartbeat! The not-for-profit health system is making that easy and free on Tuesday, February 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 a.m. or 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. as guests are invited to the RP Funding Center (formerly The Lakeland Center) Purple Parking Lot on West Lime Street.
Once there, guests will drive their cars to various “stations” to have their cholesterol screened, talk with cardiology experts and receive a bag of heart-healthy food items to enjoy on the go.
“Heart disease is still a leading cause of death and illness in Florida,” said Timothy J. Regan, MD, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center President/Lakeland Regional Health Chief Medical Officer. “Early detection and intervention, such as knowing if your cholesterol and triglyceride levels are elevated, can lead to prevention of complications from chronic cardiovascular disease. At Lakeland Regional Health, we are committed to strengthening the health of our community.”
Snack n’ Screen is supported by the generosity of Lakeland Regional Health Foundation’s Women in Philanthropy. Since its beginnings in 2006, Women in Philanthropy has provided funding that helps Lakeland Regional Health purchase new equipment and fund construction, renovation and community education.
“We are pleased to be able to sustain initiatives like these that promote awareness of heart health in women, men and children,” said Jaimi Miller, Co-Chair of Women in Philanthropy. “Lakeland Regional Health is such an essential part of our community, and lending our support is so important.”
Space is limited, and RSVPs are required. Reserve your February 13 time slot by calling 863.687.1400 or visiting www.myLRH.org/onthego.
About Lakeland Regional Health
Not-for-profit Lakeland Regional Health reaches beyond its hospital walls to promote wellness, education and discovery in new places and new ways, providing a wide range of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services at its Medical Center, Hollis Cancer Center and ambulatory care locations. Lakeland Regional Health earned Most Wired Advanced and Most Wired status four times since 2013 from the American Hospital Association and has earned workplace awards from Forbes, Gallup and Becker’s Hospital Review. Its 849-bed comprehensive tertiary referral hospital, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, operates a Level II Trauma Center, a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Bannasch Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation Medicine and the nation’s busiest single site Emergency Department.
About Lakeland Regional Health Foundation
As a charity healthcare organization, Lakeland Regional Health is dedicated to providing effective, safe, timely, efficient and equitable care to all members of the communities it serves, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay for services. The Lakeland Regional Health Foundation was created as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 1971 to support Lakeland Regional Health’s work to deliver nationally recognized healthcare, strengthen the health of the community and advance the future of healthcare for those it serves. 100% of all donations are invested in clinical programs, facilities and equipment used to care for patients.