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Profiling football to increase CVD awareness amongst girls and women

16 Dec 2015

Building on the success of the Make a Healthy Heart Your Goal campaign, run by the World Heart Federation and UEFA, on 13 December we held a women’s football activities event and tournament at the Myyrmäkil-Hall indoor football-arena in Vantaa, near Helsinki.

Attended by around 70 girls and young women, the participants got to take play some football, have their cholesterol, blood pressure and waist measurement measured, and receive some essential information on women’s heart health. It was also a chance to profile football as a sport that can help keep women active and reduce their risk of heart disease.

The event was organized in partnership with the Finnish Heart Association and the VJS football club. Thank you to everyone for attending and making the day such a great success!