Thursday, October 24
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
October Recognizes Bone and Joint Awareness
A woman’s risk of breaking a hip is equal to her risk of developing breast cancer, uterine and ovarian cancer combined, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation website.
This is why Bethel Memorial Baptist Church is hosting Life Line Screening, the nation’s leading provider of preventive health screenings on Thursday, October 24, 2013. The screenings provided include an ultrasound of the heel, which is a first-rung osteoporosis risk test. This is an important test to take during October, a month dedicated to recognizing bone and joint disorders such as osteoporosis.
Screenings include tests to check for blocked carotid arteries, atrial fibrillation, and high blood pressure, which are the three leading risk factors for stroke. Nearly 800,000 strokes will occur this year, taking a life approximately every four minutes.
Other tests check for abdominal aortic aneurysms and PAD, also called “hardening of the arteries” in the legs. Many events also offer blood tests, including cholesterol, glucose and c-reactive protein screenings, as well as take-home colon cancer early detection tests.
Screening packages start at $139. Single tests cost around $60.
We are happy to announce that Life Line Screening is working with us to provide our members $10 discounts off any screening package (priced at $149 and higher) in addition to a $10 donation to Bethel Memorial Baptist Church. If you would like to take the next step in possibly saving your life or the life of someone you know and if you would like to help Bethel Memorial Baptist Church as well, please call 1-800-324-9458 today. Please note that you must sign up through this number in order for us to receive our $10 donation as well.