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Padres Work To Prevent Strokes

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    Padres Work To Prevent Strokes
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    SAN DIEGO, CA - MAY 2: Yangervis Solarte #26 of the San Diego Padres hits a two-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies at PETCO Park on May 2, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

    More than 140,000 people die each year from strokes in the United States, according to the Stroke Center. The Padres baseball team is promoting heart health Friday with a Strike Out Stroke event.

    This is the sixth year of Strike Out Stroke, which will take place at Sunday’s baseball game. Fans and attendees will get information about warning signs and how to prevent strokes.

    Representatives from the medical community will join the San Diego Padres, along with stroke survivors that will help to raise awareness on prevention. They will also discuss the impacts of strokes locally in San Diego County.

    On average, every four minutes someone in the United States dies from a stroke. Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability and costs the United States an estimated $33 billion each year, which includes the cost of health care services, medications to treat stroke, and missed days of work.

    The event will take place at Petco Park in the main entrance at 100 Park Blvd. The baseball game starts at 1:40 p.m.

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