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FREE Heart Fair February 28

When was the last time you had your blood pressure checked? What’s your Body Mass Index? What does the inside of the human heart look like? Come to Lexington Medical Center’s FREE interactive Heart Fair on Sunday, February 28 from Noon–4:00 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Lincoln Street in Columbia to learn about your heart health. The event is free and open to the public.

HeartFairLogoFind out how to reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease by participating in free activities such as massage therapy, healthy cooking demonstrations, blood pressure screenings and exercise sessions. You’ll discover the latest cardiovascular technologies used in diagnostic, interventional and surgical procedures.

Heart and stethNew this year, visitors can also walk through a MEGA inflatable heart. And, Lexington Medical Center physicians and clinicians will be available to answer questions. The Heart Fair includes activities for children, too. Kids can enjoy jump rope and coloring stations.

Barbara Willm, vice president of Development and Community Relations at Lexington Medical Center, talked about Heart Fair on WLTX.


The Heart Fair marks the culmination of Lexington Medical Center’s “Just Say Know” campaign during American Heart Month in February, encouraging community members to take time for their heart health. The idea was to educate our community about heart health and encourage people to lead a heart-healthy life in four ways:

1. KNOW your risk factors for heart disease.
2. KNOW when to talk to your doctor.
3. KNOW how to reduce your risk of heart disease.
4. KNOW when to call 9-1-1.

Heart disease is an epidemic in South Carolina. One out of every three deaths in our state is related to cardiovascular disease.

For more information on Lexington Medical Center’s Heart Fair, visit www.LexMed.com/Know.

“Just Say Know” to Heart Disease: LMC is RED for February

Lexington Medical Center encourages community members to “Just Say Know” to heart disease during the month of February, which is American Heart Month. One out of every 3 people in South Carolina dies from cardiovascular disease. And, heart disease is the #1 killer of men and women in the world. Knowing your risk factors and how to prevent them can save your life.

Lexington Medical Center’s “Just Say Know” campaign emphasizes four main ways people can protect themselves against heart disease:

1. KNOW the risk factors.
2. KNOW when to talk to your doctor.
3. KNOW how to lower your risk.
4. KNOW when to call 9-1-1.

Risk factors for heart disease include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking and a stressful lifestyle. Talking to your doctor about your heart, even if you’re healthy, is important. February is a perfect time to speak with your health care provider about your overall heart health, any concerns you may have, or questions you want to ask so that you can take control of your heart health.

During the month of February, Lexington Medical Center will be lit up at night with red lights to remind community members to “Just Say Know” to heart disease. This photo shows some of our employees outside of the “red hospital” last night.

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To test your heart health knowledge, go to LexMed.com/Know to take an online quiz.

You can also schedule a hospital speaker to talk to your business, church group or organization about heart disease. Visit LexMed.com/Know or call Lexington Medical Center Community Outreach at (803) 936-8850.

Lexington Medical Center will host a FREE heart fair on Sunday, February 28 from Noon – 4:00 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in downtown Columbia. Attendees can walk through a MEGA inflatable heart, take an exercise class, and learn their blood pressure and Body Mass Index (BMI). Visitors can also learn about advanced technologies for heart care, meet Lexington Medical Center physicians and watch healthy cooking demonstrations.

FREE, Fun Heart Fair This Weekend!

When was the last time you had your blood pressure checked? Did you know that relaxation exercises help your heart? What’s the proper way to perform CPR? Come to Lexington Medical Center’s FREE interactive Heart Fair on Sunday, March 1 from 12:00–4:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton at 2100 Bush River Road in Columbia to learn about your heart health. The event is free and open to the public.

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Find out how to reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease by participating in free activities, such as massage therapy, healthy food tastings, blood pressure screenings, Citizen CPR lessons and relaxation training. You’ll discover the latest cardiovascular technologies used in diagnostic, interventional and surgical procedures. You can also hear from Lexington Medical Center physicians and clinicians as they discuss heart-health topics. The Heart Fair includes activities for children, too. Kids can learn how to grow vegetables and begin spring planting.

shutterstock_200040200The Heart Fair marks the culmination of Lexington Medical Center’s “Take 5 for Heart Health” campaign, encouraging community members to take time for their heart health with five key elements: Eat Right, Chill Out, Get Moving, Call 911 and Know the Facts. Lexington Medical Center partnered with Midlands businesses to provide free heart health events including exercise classes and stress relief activities throughout the month of February.

The idea was to educate our community about heart health and encourage people to lead a heart-healthy life through exercise, education and minimizing stress. Heart disease is an epidemic in South Carolina. One out of every three deaths in our state is related to cardiovascular disease.

The campaign also included Lexington Medical Center’s 2015 heart commercial. The 60 second spot, produced entirely in-house by Lexington Medical Center, personifies a heart attack and illustrates the stories of three heart attack victims. View the commercial below.

For more information on Lexington Medical Center’s Heart Fair, visit www.LexMed.com/Take5.