Donald Parks, assistant dean for minority affairs at the School of Medicine (second from right), joined former Philadelphia Eagles Harold Carmichael (left) and Ron Jaworski (second from left) at the kick-off of a two-day Living Heart Foundation event at the Liacouras Center June 23.
The event, sponsored by Pfizer Inc. and the School of Medicine, featured prominent African-American religious leaders and former NFL players, who were screened for heart disease.
All were encouraged to help educate members of the African-American community, which is disproportionately prone to risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Archie Roberts (right), a thoracic surgeon and former NFL player, founded the program.
- Dave Kropp