Get Heart Disease Questions Answered Live At Free Lecture

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People concerned about heart disease can get straight answers from health professionals at a free dessert lecture on Saturday, August 11. National Physician and Family Referral (NPFR) will premier “African Americans in Clinical Trials” (AACT 1) from 11am to noon at Hopewell Baptist Church, 182 Hunter Street in Norcross. The event is part of Hopewell’s annual health fair from 10am to 2pm.

African Americans have one of the highest rates of heart disease. What isn’t always clear is where to find advice and medicine that has been formulated for the African American population.

AACT I Lectures are designed to bring community leaders, survivors, doctors, state organizations, churches and other leaders together for dialogue about health care disparities within our communities. Attendees will receive clinical trials education and resources for heart disease, hypertension and obesity.

Dr. Gregory Bolden and Dr. Theresa Wicklin Gillespie are the featured speakers. Dr. Bolden is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Comprehensive Men’s Health Initiative, Inc., an Atlanta non-profit. Dr. Gillespie is the Associate Professor, Dept. of Surgery and Dept. of Hematology & Medical Oncology, at Emory University School of Medicine.

The National Lecture Series features local and national African American physicians and black cardiologists who treat patients with heart-related illnesses. They will explore heart disease and available treatment options.

Enjoy tasty dessert while also getting a taste of vital health information. It is an event for you, your friends and family members who may have heart disease or be at risk. The dessert lecture is free but the event is “by invitation only.” You must reserve with your names no later than August 4, 2012. Brunch service will be both by reservation and on a first come basis.

The program may be recorded and air on’s new African American Health Matters weekly patient education radio broadcast. You will be asked to participate in a call to action to raise awareness about chronic diseases in African Americans through email, mailing and guest speakers. You’ll also have a chance to Register FREE for healthy tips through mobile text messaging.

Reserve your seating by calling 1-800-677-8441 or email

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