National Pediatric Blood Pressure Awareness Foundation  501(c)(3)

Events

Welcome to our events page.  This is your source for information on community events around the country.  Thanks for visiting and we are looking forward to many new programs aimed to educate on the issue of blood pressure and how it relates to  children.
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On September 23, 2015 the NPBPAF provided a free blood pressure screening to 74 students at Gardere Community Christian School in Baton Rouge, LA.  We are grateful to Connie Cook, RN who selflessly volunteered her time to be a part of this educational event for the students.  Additionally the NPBPAF provided information to parents about the importance of routine screenings along with information on healthy lifestyles.



 

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Grab your fishing poles and mark your calendars!  Cabelas in Gonzales, LA will host our 5th Annual Cabelas Blood Pressure 4 Kids Fishing Derby. The event will be held at Cabelas Pond in Gonzales, LA.   This is a great family event that grows larger each year.  Most importantly all kids can receive FREE blood pressure screens!
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As we continue school presentations across Louisiana we are always amazed at the bright young minds and future leaders!  We spent an amazing day at St. Ignatius School in Grand Coteau, LA and did healthy lifestyle presentations to 10 class in 1st through 5th grades.  Great kids, great school!

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We were invited to be a part of the Delta Sigma Theta kids health fair.  What a great opportunity to serve children and families in our community with free blood pressure screens.  Thank you to all of the nurse volunteers from SUSON who performed the screens!

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First Round of School Screenings in Louisiana!
2013 marked the beginning of our school screening initiative in Louisiana.  We are very excited to have the opportunity to provide free blood pressure screens to so many children who otherwise may not have access to this valuable diagnostic.  If you are an educator or parent and would like to learn more about how to get this done in your school, please contact us

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There is one word to describe our event held in Paducah, KY....SUCCESS!!  It was an amazing event.  1000's of people poured in KY Oaks Mall for this event and we were able to meet AND exceed our screening goals.  We aimed to provide 500 free screens.  We screened 621 children! In addition we also had some of the "big kids" (as in adults) ask for a screening.  We provided 57 adult screens as well.  It was a great feeling to give out all of our goody bags and know we impacted that many families.  Additionally our volunteer healthcare workers identified 141 children that higher than normal bp readings.  They were able to counsel their parents on the appropriate follow-up with their healthcare provider.  Thanks to everyone that made it a huge success! 

             


   

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      Our 2nd Annual Cabela's Blood Pressure 4 Kids Fishing Derby was an amazing success!  The threat of heavy rains didn't keep some very dedicated participants away.  There were families lined up beginning at 7:30 AM!  We surpassed last year's totals in only four hours.  And we beat the rain that started at noon.  We are so grateful to all of the dedicated volunteers that helped to make this a great success.  We would especially like to thank the nurses that volunteered their time to provide the free blood pressure screens for all of the kiddos!  As always, Bayou Sounds DJ Services provided all of our music and did a great job.  We are already looking forward to next year!




       

       

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On April 16th and 17th, 2011 Cabela's in Gonzales, LA hosted a kids fishing derby and kids blood pressure event.  We screened over 200 children and were able to provide some very valuable information to families. 

 

 

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NPBPAF President, Celeste Goodwin, sat down with Jenny Heroman from EATEL Community Connection to discuss hypertension in children. 
















 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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