February 24, 2005 Former Dallas Cowboy Rayfield Wright, Hall Of Famer Abner Haynes, Sr. & City Councilman Ed Oakley Support Healthy Heart Campaign in Dallas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 24, 2005

Contact: Cleve Mesidor (202) 223-7560

FORMER DALLAS COWBOY RAYFIELD WRIGHT, HALL OF FAMER ABNER HAYNES, SR. & CITY COUNCILMAN ED OAKLEY SUPPORT HEALTHY HEART CAMPAIGN IN DALLAS Foundation Launches Healthy Heart Campaign to Tackle Disparities

Dallas, TX (February 24, 2005) – To tackle cardiovascular disease disparities in Dallas, National Minority Health Month Foundation (NMHMF), in cooperation with Dallas City Councilman Ed Oakley, the Heroes of Football and the American Heart Association, today launched the Healthy Heart campaign, a data-driven initiative, at a press conference at Parkland Health & Hospital’s Bluitt-Flowers Health Center. Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is the sponsor of the groundbreaking effort.

“With February being American Heart Month, it is appropriate to kick off this evidence-based campaign now,” said Dr. Gary Puckrein, Executive Director, NMHMF. “Working in collaboration with local government, community organizations and industry in Dallas, we hope to turn the red zip codes into green, healthy zip codes by identifying individuals who are at highest risk and strategically implementing interventions.”  Read More