Hyundai Motor America to Sponsor American Heart Association Powerful Black Family Celebration
Family Reunion Event to Educate Black Community About Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Prevention to be Held in Los Angeles; Free Health Screenings Available
COSTA MESA, Calif., July 21, 2011
COSTA MESA, Calif., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Hyundai Motor America today announced it is the presenting sponsor for the American Heart Association's first Powerful Black Family Celebration, to be held on July 23, 2011, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Van Ness Recreation Center in Los Angeles. The event aims to bring awareness and educate the black community about cardiovascular disease and stroke prevention.
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease kills more African Americans than all cancers combined, and African Americans are also affected by stroke two times more than any other race and at younger ages.
"Hyundai is proud to support the efforts of the American Heart Association to raise awareness and end this serious and preventable problem," said Zafar Brooks, Director, Government Relations and Diversity Outreach, Hyundai Motor America. "At Hyundai we are committed to diversity and have a passion for healthcare, and we encourage members of all communities to lead active and healthy lifestyles."
The event will provide attendees with free health screenings and feature information sessions about heart disease and stroke prevention. Live entertainment and physical activities that promote a healthy lifestyle will be available for the entire family.
Participants will also have an opportunity to honor loved ones lost to heart disease and stroke through a Family Tree Memorial.
For more information about the Powerful Black Family Celebration, visit Facebook.com/PowerToEndStrokeWSA. Pre-register for the event to be placed in an opportunity drawing at www.aarpheart.eventbrite.com or call (213) 291-7033.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America's No. 1 and No. 3 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or join us, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or any of our offices around the country, or visit heart.org.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile power train warranty, 5-years of complimentary Roadside Assistance and the Hyundai Trade-in Value Guarantee.
SOURCE Hyundai Motor America