Lam Vascular and Associates Sponsor this Year’s Dallas Heart Walk’s PAD Tent to Raise Awareness About Peripheral Arterial Disease
When a patient mentioned that she was going to participate in this year’s American Heart Association Dallas Heart Walk, it got Dr. Lam thinking. Maybe the Lam Vascular team could participate on some level as well.
Lam Vascular and Associates has long been an advocate of the American Heart Association. Since cardiovascular issues often go hand in hand with the condition most often seen and treated at Lam Vascular — Peripheral Artery Disease — the event presented an excellent opportunity to educate the public and elevate awareness about PAD.
For the first time ever, plans were made to have a PAD Tent in the vendor area at the Dallas Heart Walk, which was held Saturday, Sept. 8 at the base of the Reunion Tower.
The Lam Vascular team jumped into action to make sure the tent would be eye-catching and brimming with energy and information (along with some fun giveaways!).
Donning shirts that read, “Ask me why you should take your socks off!”, Lam Vascular team members (including Dr. Lam and Dr. Duran!) had the opportunity to speak to hundreds of people about PAD, explaining that examining the feet is a simple way to detect possible heart disease and diminished circulation that could be due to undiagnosed PAD. They also handed out educational materials about PAD and even used it as an opportunity to introduce Lam Vascular’s newest surgeon, Dr. Esther Mihindu, who joins the practice later this month.
The rain might have kept some registrants from participating in this year’s Dallas Heart Walk, but the city-wide event was still deemed a fundraising success, bringing in more than $5 million to bolster the fight against heart disease and stroke.
The Dallas Heart Walk was one of 305 American Heart Association events across the country with the goal of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
The Lam Vascular team has plans to participate in the Dallas Heart Walk again next year and to take their PAD awareness measures to the next level!