Items Tagged ‘Heart disease’

Know Your Numbers Video Contest Winners!

Posted on March 29th, 2012 by Admin

The Know Your Numbers video promotion contest results have been tabulated! Thanks to everyone who helped spread this important healthy heart awareness message. The more people you invited to join and the more times you shared the video, the better your chances were of winning. In total, there were 1031 individuals who participated in the contest and 148,143 points accrued! So, here goes…[Insert imaginary drum roll here…]

Grand Prize Winners: (Won full scholarship to attend the Social Media Summit, Social Media Health Network Member Meeting and Social Media Residency; October 15-19, 2012)

  • Bobbi Ebbing
  • Cari Lambrecht
  • Rachel Miller

First Prize Winners: (Won an electronic heart rate monitor with fitness indicator)

  • Nancy Spain
  • Chris Boyer
  • Gary Oftedahl
  • Edgar Diaz

Second Prize Winners: (Won choice of an electronic pedometer, digital bathroom scale, or automatic blood pressure monitor)

  • Maya Linson
  • Emily Doering
  • Janet Bliden
  • Carrie Loveless
  • Luke Kobold
  • Eve Pidgeone
  • Deb Boyce
  • Carmen Gonzalez

Third Prize Winners: (Won choice of Mayo Clinic books: The Mayo Clinic DietMayo Clinic Fitness for Everybodyor Mayo Clinic 5 Steps to Controlling High Blood Pressure)

  • Amber Smith
  • Shaun Herrmann
  • Jennifer Heitz
  • Dina Piersawl
  • Judy Smith
  • Dan Hinmon
  • Laura Hall
  • Michelle Lockard

Team Prize Winners: (Won one-year Social Media Health Network membership)

  • Inova Health System
  • Upstate Medical University
  • Decatur County Memorial Hospital
  • WomenHeart

And don’t forget – this contest focused on spreading the word about the #1 killer of both men and women in the United States: heart disease. So although the contest is over, feel free to continue sharing this video and reminding others of heart disease risk factors!

Win a trip to Mayo Clinic’s Social Media Summit

Posted on January 30th, 2012 by Admin

As we are on the verge of Heart Month (and National Wear Red Day®) and their focus on heart health awareness, you have a great opportunity in the next 24 days to win a trip to the next Social Media Summit at Mayo Clinic, or a one-year membership  in the Social Media Health Network for your organization.

Heart disease is the number one killer of men AND women in the United States. Consider the facts:

  • 80 million Americans – about 1 in 3 adults – have some form of heart disease.
  • Every day, 2,200 Americans die of heart disease – an average of one death every 39 seconds.
  • Heart disease kills nearly five times as many women as does breast cancer.

But it's not just a U.S. problem: the World Health Organization says "cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death globally; more people die from CVDs than from any other cause."

Mayo Clinic created our “Know Your Numbers” video parody of 867-5309/Jenny to help draw attention to the issue. As of this morning, the video is up to over 50,000 views on YouTube.


Through our Know Your Numbers contest you can help spread the word, and there are lots of individual prizes to win:

  • The three Grand Prizes are a scholarship (including travel and lodging) to social media week at Mayo Clinic, Oct. 15-19, 2012.
  • First Prizes (7) include an electronic heart rate monitor with fitness indicator.
  • Second Prizes (20) include a choice of an electronic pedometer, digital bathroom scale or automatic blood pressure monitor.
  • Third Prizes (30) are a choice of Mayo Clinic book titles, such as the newly released Mayo Clinic Health Heart for Life!

See the Contest Rules for details.

Your organization can win one of four one-year memberships in the Social Media Health Network by being the best as a team at helping to spread the "Know Your Numbers" message.

Here's how to enter:

Start by creating your personal account on the contest site (you can even sign in with Facebook or Twitter)

Then use the built-in sharing tools to share your profile with your friends and followers via Facebook, Twitter or email, and encourage them to join, too.

To participate in the team contest, you can join a team for your workplace (or create one) here.

Here's your chance to show your stuff, and how you can creatively use social media tools to raise awareness of a massive global public health problem.


Know Your Numbers video in KAAL TV Story

Posted on October 21st, 2011 by Admin

The ABC TV affiliate in Austin, Minn., KAAL, ran a story this week about the Know Your Numbers project. Watch the video! See the Facebook application! Help spread the word!


KSTP Story on Mayo Heart Health Video

Posted on October 18th, 2011 by Admin

KSTP in Minneapolis/St. Paul ran a story this morning on our Mayo Clinic Know Your Numbers heart health video project, and the anchors even got into the dancing motions:

Join the contest at and help spread the word about heart disease, the number one killer of men and women.