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Gambling man Frank Sinatra (tribute act Stephen Triffit) supports Know your Numbers! Week
Frank backs Know your Numbers!
'Are you gambling with your health?' was the question the Blood Pressure Association asked the nation during the UK's biggest blood pressure event, Know your Numbers! Week 2010.
More than 1,500 venues, known as Pressure Stations, offered free blood pressure checks across the UK from 13-19 September.
The charity's research found three quarters of UK adults don't know their blood pressure numbers. This means they are taking an unnecessary gamble with their health, as uncontrolled high blood pressure causes stroke and heart attack.
That's why the Blood Pressure Association, along with Frank Sinatra (aka tribute act Stephen Triffitt) known for his love of gambling as well as crooning, urged everyone to take the first step to lowering their odds of strokes and heart attack by having a blood pressure check.
Highlights of the week are featured below:
The Blood Pressure Association alongside Caer Health broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for the most blood pressure tests in eight hours. With the help of nurses at Caer Health Services and volunteers, we smashed the old World Record of 2,075 blood pressure checks, taken in Florida in 2009. We managed to take the blood pressure of a huge 2,300 people in just 8 hours.
Other Pressure Stations across the UK included Centenary Square in Bradford, Beacon Bingo in Lowestoft, the Sikh Resource Centre in Bristol and Gainsborough's market square. With over 1,500 Pressure Stations across the UK, Know your Numbers! Week 2010 was a great event and meant over 100,000 people across the UK got their free blood pressure check.