Guests: Shelly Millwee: Director of Communications, The American Heart Association and Rene Ramon, their community CPR Manager.
Their free CPR event on June 1st the Methodist training center (where the Texans train) at Reliant Park. Click here for info: Heart.org
The interesting fact that compelled me to record this interview: Hypertension, the medical term for high blood pressure, is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Among Latinos who experienced a stroke, 72 percent had high blood pressure, compared to 66 percent in non-Latino whites. Carrying extra weight is also a key risk factor for Hispanics. Seventy-five percent of Mexican-American men and 72 percent of women age 20 and older are overweight or obese.
Guest:Lidya Osadchey, CEO of ESCAPE Family Resource Center.
It is with a great deal of passion and wisdom that Lidya Osadchey approaches the problem of educating children and that means an in depth discussion of how to educate adults so that they may be good parents. Her Org, ESCAPE Family Resource Center, offers a complete curriculum that helps thousands each year. You can find out more while you listen by clicking here: www.learntoparent.org.
April is also national child abuse prevention month and ESCAPE is holding a fundraiser on Sunday, April 28th. The guest of honor for “Color My World" will be T. Boone Pickens and this will be the 32nd Annual Celebrity Serve Benefit. 25 television, radio and sports personalities will serve, entertain and mingle with guests.
My guests are three friends who went on a mission to Jamaica last year. They brought doctors, nurses and medicine and helped hundreds finally obtain the most basic medical care. They are going back in May. Listen to how compassion transforms into action when people are motivated and supportive of each other. Here is an example of how a few can help many.
On April 6th anyone can attend to help fund their trip or you can visit their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/UnitedForHope
For information about their upcoming fundraiser, click here.