You don’t have a father’s day gift yet? No problem – we are going to tell you about the best gift you can give your dad. We promise you he will love it and remember it always. And you don’t have to shop or spend a dime. Also, we got you covered on the card too!
Okay here’s the deal. In honor of Men’t Health Week and Father’s Day, Dosomething.org just launched the largest preventable medicine campaign lead by teens: I Heart Dad. You can help your father get healthy by taking him to a local drug store to get a preliminary blood pressure screening. You also have the chance to win a $4,000 scholarship. It’s fun, fast, free and effective…plus it provides some great quality time with Dad. Poke some fun at Dad and encourage him to check his blood pressure by sharing a funny e-card available here.
Need some more motivation:
- Men are 24% less likely than women to visit the doctor?
- About 1 in 3 U.S. adults—an estimated 68 million—has high blood pressure and doesn’t know it.
- High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease, the leading cause of death in men in the United States. 50% of men who die suddenly of heart disease have no symptoms.
- Blood pressure testing is a non-invasive and very quick way to fight heart disease.
the original article from dosomething.org, written by staff