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Warriors Help Launch Heart Week

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Warriors Help Launch Heart Week

Four Vodafone Warriors visited Grey Base Hospital on Friday to show their support and help launch National Heart Week on the West Coast.

The Vodafone Warriors were in Greymouth for Miners' Solidarity Day charity rugby league match at Wingham Park on Saturday against The Newcastle Knights.

The two teams arrived on the coast on Thursday (February 3) to make a number of community appearances during a visit confirmed late last year following the death of 29 men in November's Pike River mining disaster.

Warriors Simon Mannering, Shaun Johnson, Upu Poching and Sam Rapira stopped in at visiting cardiologist John Elliott's clinic on Friday and had their blood pressure taken, as part of their healthy heart assessments for National Heart Week, which runs from today (February, 7) to Friday (February 11).

The National Heart Foundation is encouraging New Zealanders to have their blood pressure taken and complete the "Know Your Numbers" assessment online to forecast their heart health.

The healthy heart assessment and advice about healthy lifestyles can be found at www.knowyournumbers.co.nz. Information about maintaining good heart health is also available at medical centres and pharmacies.

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