According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African Americans have a disproportionately high prevalence of hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, the leading cause of heart attack, stroke and heart failure.

To help raise awareness of this and other conditions that overtly affect the African American community – and most importantly, how to prevent them – Tom Joyner will host his tenth annual “Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day” on October 19-20 at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pa. Thousands will gather to focus on the importance of increasing health awareness in the African American community. Attendees can receive more than $1,000 in free health services, including immunizations and dental exams, as well as lifesaving health information, seminars as well as enjoy live entertainment.

“I’ve been passionate about making sure every African American takes care of their health by getting regular check ups,” said Tom Joyner, host of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show and founder of the Tom Joyner Foundation.

“I’m very excited to be expanding the impact of ‘Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day’ by providing more services and getting more support for this Health Festival.”

You have a chance to attend this once-in-a-lifetime event for FREE! Denny’s, a proud supporter of this event, is holding a nationwide sweepstakes to send one lucky fan and a guest to Philadelphia for a VIP experience at the “Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day Health Festival.”

Fans can enter the “Denny’s and Tom Joyner Take a Loved One to Philly”sweepstakes online at One winner, selected at random, will receive roundtrip airfare for themself and a guest to Philadelphia October 19 through 20 for the “Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day Health Festival.”

In addition to hotel accommodations, spending money and event transportation, the winner will have exclusive photo opportunities with Tom Joyner as well as VIP access and seating at all festival events.

“This is a great opportunity for one of Tom’s listeners to change their life and that of someone they love,” said John Miller, Denny’s chief executive officer. “Denny’s is proud to support improved health awareness in the African American community and empower the citizens of our nation to be proactive about their health.”

At the “Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day Health Festival,” attendees will experience premiere health and lifestyle services, seminars and exhibitors. General immunizations and dental, eye and HIV/AIDS screenings will be provided free of charge, as well as a beauty salon/barber shop, safety demonstrations, healthy eating seminars and exercise classes, among many others. Attendance is free and promises to be a life-changing experience.

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