City Centre Malls Test more than 400 Women for Risk of Heart Disease
Go Red for Women campaign fights against number one killer of women in the world
08 Jul, 2014
More than 400 women from the community took control of their heart health over the span of two weekends, visiting City Centre Muscat and City Centre Qurum to take advantage of complimentary heart health testing on offer. The drive was part of a global awareness campaign called Go Red for Women and supported in the region by Majid Al Futtaim. This marks the second year that City Centre malls have hosted this worthy campaign, with the aim to raise the red flag on cardiovascular disease.
Over the course of two weekends at City Centre malls, medical professionals from the Medical Simulation Centre, Oman conducted a series of tests including blood pressure, blood sugar, Body Mass Index (BMI), and cholesterol rate in addition to providing advice on how to prevent the risk of cardiovascular disease through nutrition and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The team also trained more than 425 visitors on how to do Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to save the life of a person who is in cardiac arrest.
First introduced by the City Centre malls to the Sultanate, ‘Go Red for Women’ is a global campaign founded by American Heart Association and supported by Majid Al Futtaim in the Middle East. This year, 13 shopping malls in five nations - Oman, Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates - made this the largest health-related sustainability initiative by Majid Al Futtaim.