News Release

February 9, 2007

Contact: Maureen McGuire, 860-679-4523

Media Invitation

Pat Calhoun to Kick Off Free Cholesterol Screenings

FARMINGTON, CONN. – On the eve of Valentine’s Day, Pat Calhoun will kick off a free cholesterol screening for women – and their sweethearts – at the UConn Health Center on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 3 p.m. in the Keller Lobby.

Mrs. Calhoun is heavily involved with the American Heart Association in Connecticut and is chairwoman of the “Go Red for Women” campaign, designed to raise awareness about heart disease among women. In addition, she and her husband Jim Calhoun are ardent supporters of the cardiology program at the Health Center named in their honor.

Mrs. Calhoun will be the first person to have her cholesterol tested during the screening on Tuesday afternoon. The screening will run until 6:30 p.m. and precedes the Discovery Series program “Devices of the Heart” at 7 p.m., presented by physicians from the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center. The lecture will look at new treatments for heart rhythm irregularities.

To register for the screening or the lecture, call 800-535-6232.

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