Big Blood Pressure Check road-trip
Every year we give thousands of New Zealanders a potentially life-saving blood pressure check – for free.
Every year we run a very special event that helps keep thousands of Kiwis safe from stroke. It's called the Big Blood Pressure Check and over the past 11 years, we have offered free blood pressure checks to around 150,000 New Zealanders.
That's because high blood pressure is a leading cause of stroke. A person with high blood pressure is up to seven times more likely to have a stroke than someone with normal or low blood pressure.
Many Kiwis don't know they have it, but it's easily detected and can be treated. You can read more about blood pressure here.
We had concerns about operating our Big Blood Pressure Check campaign safely this year. To ensure we could continue to reach those who need us most, we have launched our Big Blood Pressure Check Road-trip. Rather than running activity over the course of one month, we’ll be visiting all PAK’nSAVE and select New World sites across the country from October 2020 to June 2021.
For more information about the road-trip check this link: stroke.org.nz/big-blood-pressure-check-van