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Learn your risk factors!

What are your risk factors?

Risk factors we can't control:

  • Family history of early heart disease

  • Age (men - 45+, women - 55+)

  • Gender

  • Race or ethnicity

Risk factors we can prevent or manage:

  • High blood pressure

  • High cholesterol 

  • Diabetes or prediabetes

  • Overweight or obese

  • Unhealthy diet

  • Physical Inactivity

  • Too much alcohol

  • Smoking or second-hand smoke exposure

  • Having preemclampsia during pregnancy

Someone in the US has a heart attack every 34 seconds.  For those under the age of 65, 80% will not survive the first one!​  Heart disease is a leading cause of death in South Carolina, costing us around 10,000 lives and more than $3 billion in hospitalizations each year.   Join South Carolinians from around the state as we learn our risk and how to WIN the fight against our #1 killer.

Did you know . . .

  • About half of all Americans (47%) have at least one of the three primary risk factors that can lead to heart disease:  high blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking?

  • Studies show that 90% of women in the US have at least one risk factor for heart disease?

  • While some of your risk factors for heart disease - like age or family history - cannot be controlled, 80% of the risk factors can be prevented or managed?

If heart disease is a largely preventable disease, that means this is a fight we CAN win!

Take the first step toward better heart health by getting a basic risk assessment!  It starts .... with YOU!

HowsYourTicker Statewide Heart Health Screening Campaign

What's typically included in the screening?

Basic screenings are available for adults, age 18+

Fasting is required for best results.

A basic heart health screening typically includes:

  • full lipid profile (cholesterol check)

  • blood pressure check

  • glucose check

  • BMI & waist circumference

  • heart disease risk assessment

Additional screenings - such as A1C, Vitamin D,   

C-Reactive Protein or EKG may be available for a nominal fee.  Please review screening listing for details.

Take the next step toward better heart health for LIFE!

Find a screening near you:

Search by location, keyword or date here:

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List your free screenings here!
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Year Campiagn Launched


Adults Screened to Date


Provider Partners


Goal for 2020

Know your score!

Watch this incredible film here for FREE!

Contact us to schedule a community showing of the film.


Do you qualify for a

Coronary Artery Calcium Scan?

Happy Man
Are you a man, age 45+?
Smiling Mature Woman
Are you a woman, age 55+?
Healthy Couple
Are you at least 40 with
one or more risk factors?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men ... but for many ... there are no warning signs!

A Coronary Calcium Scoring is one of the most advanced methods available today to detect heart disease in its earliest stages.

Our mission is to inspire and enable women and their loved ones to take action that prevents heart attack, stroke, and premature death.

Heart health resources:

What Everyone Needs to Know About Heart Disease

State of Heart Disease

South Carolina

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

How does your county

stack up?

The Heart Healthy

Handbook for Women

The Heart Truth for

African American Women

If you are uninsured or under-insured, here are wonderful resources to help

you receive reduced-fee or free medical care and prescription assistance:

SC Free Clinic

Medicaid Provider Partners


*Educational references and resource links:   Centers for Disease Control (CDC)  |  The Heart Truth | Close the Gap   |  SC DHEC  |  American Heart Association


Join the

#HowsYourTicker Campaign

Health Provider Partners

We need collaborative health care partners who can provide basic heart health screenings at no cost for at least one community event during Heart Month. The basic heart health screenings (typically) includes:  full lipid profile, blood pressure check, blood glucose, BMI / waist circumference and basic risk assessment for heart disease.


Our campaign partners are also encouraged to offer additional screenings (e.g., A1-C, Vitamin D, C-Reactive Protein, EKG, Coronary Calcium Scoring) for a nominal fee.


Just let us know the details and we will help promote those services to the participants.

For those partners who have ongoing heart health screening programs, we will also continue to promote your community events on our website throughout 2019!

We will provide:
  • Coordination assistance with your screening events

  • Online & Media Promotion within your DMA

  • #HowsYourTicker T-shirts for your event team

  • #HowsYourTicker Bags which includes educational and promotional items for each participant (our provider partners are encouraged to add your materials)

  • 2019 campaign follow-up report 

  • In-kind Contribution Letter in recognition of the screenings provided in your community

  • Year-long promotion of your ongoing screening events

  • Access for at-risk women to our Advance Screening Scholarship Program