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How Do You Measure Up?

by Measure Up/Pressure Down Campaign category: Health

“Today, I will roll up my sleeves for blood pressure control for the #MUPDNationalDayofAction! #MeasureUpPressureDown http://thndr.it/1iiFF2H

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Measure Up/Pressure Down Campaign
Supporters
117 of 100
117% of goal supported
Social Reach
336,867
People
Time Left
Complete
Ends May 15, 1:00 PM EDT

Complete

This campaign ended on May 15 at 1PM

How Do You Measure Up?

Turn to the person to your left. How about the man or woman on your right? If neither of them have high blood pressure, chances are YOU do.

68 million - that's one in three - American adults have high blood pressure. Sadly, less than half have the disease under control and nearly 20% don't even know they have it. 

Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to other serious and sometimes fatal health problems, including heart attack, stroke, and heart failure.

That's why Measure Up/Pressure Down, a national blood pressure campaign, is joining forces with 150 medical groups and health systems, partners (like the American Heart Association, American Kidney Fund, Million Hearts, and WomenHeart), and sponsors.

Together, we're raising awareness of high blood pressure, its risk factors, and how to control the disease with lifestyle changes and medication use. 

We hope this Thunderclap will teach you and your loved ones about blood pressure control - and maybe even save a life.

Why May 15? Our Measure Up/Pressure Down National Day of Action: Roll Up Your Sleeves! is on May 15, 2014 and our supporters are each taking an "action" to improve blood pressure control. We hope your "action" will be joining our Thunderclap to spread the word. 

  • THREE HOURS TO GO!

    May 15, 2014
    With less than three hours to go, we've exceeded our goal of 100 Thunderclap supporters.

    Thank YOU for joining our campaign and sharing the important message about blood pressure.

    In the last three hours, let's try to hit half a million social reach - we're almost there.

    Please share with your friends and family to help us meet this aim!
  • THANK YOU!

    May 14, 2014
    Thanks to you, we met our goal of 100 supporters for our Thunderclap on Thursday, May 15.

    Because of you, more than 360,000 Facebook friends and Twitter followers will learn about the importance of blood pressure control on our National Day of Action: Roll Up Your Sleeves!.

    Check out National Day of Action plans from more than 50 supporters - is there a free blood pressure screening in your area? 

  • GIVEAWAY for All Supporters!

    May 13, 2014
    Thanks to you, we need just 18 supporters before Thursday, May 15 to meet our Thunderclap goal and spread this important message about high blood pressure.

    To show our thanks to those who have already supported us and encourage new supporters, we have a giveaway!

    Thunderclap supporters can enter to win a free Withings Smart Blood Pressure Monitor (more information available here). 

    How to enter (you must do both):
    1. Support our Thunderclap. To be sure you've supported us, find your name under "Supporters."
    2. "Like" this Facebook post or RT this on Twitter to officially enter.

    Good luck! 
  • We're Almost Halfway There!

    May 8, 2014
    A big thanks to you for supporting our Thunderclap! With your help, we can raise awareness about high blood pressure.

    With exactly a week left until the Measure Up/Pressure Down National Day of Action: Roll Up Your Sleeves!, we are almost halfway to our goal of 100 Thunderclap supporters.

    Help us! Will you help spread the word about our Thunderclap? Share this page with your Facebook friends or Twitter followers. You can even copy and paste the link into an email for colleagues, family, and friends. 

    Together, we can encourage Americans to know their numbers and get in control, which could save the life of a loved one. 

    Thanks for your support!
    -The Measure Up/Pressure Down Team
Organizer

Measure Up/Pressure Down Campaign
@MUPDcampaign

Measure Up/Pressure Down is a national high blood pressure campaign, led by the American Medical Group Foundation.

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