This is an important message to all retired NFL Players and their families in the Tampa area during SuperBowl. I am urging all of you to take advantage of The Living Health Foundation’s offer of free cardiovascular health screenings for former players. I took part in the screenings last year at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ and found it to be a valuable asset in determing what my cardiovascular risks were. I was so impressed with the screening process that I helped to organize a screening in New York for many of my former NY Giants teammates and other former players living in the New York/New Jersey area at Mount Sinai Hospital during Giants Alumni weekend in September.
The Tampa screenings will take place at the Tampa Health Center on the Bay, hosted by Tampa General Hospital and the University of South Florida Health Center. Screenings will take place on Friday, January 30th and Saturday, January 31st. To take advantage of these screenings you must pre-register by contacting the LHF Office at 732-842-5584 or registering online at www.livingheartfoundation.org.
This intense health opportunity will be extremely valuable to you because it will help you understand your risk for developing cardiovascular and other general health problems. You will learn how you can limit the chances of serious related medical complications and premature death in the future. Remember, what you don’t know about your health can hurt you and your families. As a former NFL player, a heart doctor specialist and the founder of the LHF, Dr. Archie Roberts will be present personally to meet and talk with you at the screening.
I strongly encourage you to sign up for this program. Working together and with your commitment, we stand to decrease your likelihood of experiencing adverse CV events, like heart attack or stroke, by as much as 50%! We need to make the commitment to a healthy lifestyle!