Trinity Health System along with Prime Time Office On Aging, The Herald-Star, WTOV9, Lamar Advertising Co. and 106.3 The River are once again sponsoring HEARTLAND 2016 at Fort Steuben Mall on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Designed as the "largest heart risk appraisal under one roof," the event is now in its 23rd year, according to Keith Murdock, Trinity's director of community relations & development.
Trinity Health System is offering this program to help community members improve their health through screenings and information. Once again, the event will be held at the Fort Steuben Mall. Last year's attendance was tremendous, and organizers said they hope everyone attends again this year.
This year's event will include the Community Blood Analysis, which tests participants' blood for more than 30 different screens. The cost for the blood screening is $35.
"Our screening has been well-attended for 17 years, and we expect another large crowd," Murdock said.
HBA1c screening will also be offered for $15. This screening monitors the glucose control of diabetics over time.
Trinity Health System service personnel will be on-hand to discuss their services and provide screenings in conjunction with the screenings offered by Trinity Health System. More than 30,500 area residents have participated in the event over the years, and organizers expect 1,500 participants again this year.