Northeast News: Artists bring awareness to vascular disease through new Northeast mural

April 8, 2021

Medical researchers and artists are sharing an important message about vascular health with Northeast Kansas City through art.

Local artists are working on a mural near Prospect and Independence Avenue, part of the Show Me PAD project to raise awareness about peripheral artery disease (PAD) and how to recognize and address it. The vascular disease causes pain in the legs while walking. The condition affects 8.5 million Americans over the age of 40, and people living in center city neighborhoods are especially at risk for late diagnosis.

A collaboration between medical researchers at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, Yale University, University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC), Mattie Rhodes Center, the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and Paseo Gateway neighborhood, the group has been working on the project for over a year, through the pandemic.

Read the full Northeast News article: Artists bring awareness to vascular disease through new Northeast mural

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