Wear Red Day and Heart Awareness Walk Event Scheduled

Heart Awareness Walk

Heart Awareness Walk at Doctors Memorial Hospital

Cecilia Spears
Published: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 11:02 AM.

Bonifay – The Holmes County Health Department and Doctors Memorial Hospital are partnering together to promote Heart Health Awareness. Cardiovascular Disease is the #1 killer of American men and women. CVD is responsible for more deaths in women than the next four causes combined, including all forms of cancers.

Friday, Feb. 1 is the 10 year anniversary of National Wear Red Day® endorsed by the American Heart Association and the Go Red for Women™ Campaign. Holmes County’s healthcare organizations encourage everyone to wear red on Friday, February 1 in support of Cardiovascular Disease awareness.

A Heart Awareness Walk will take place that day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Doctors Memorial Hospital. The walk is free and everyone is invited to participate. Walkers are encouraged to bring a “heart healthy” lunch and commit to walking at least 4 laps or more. The first 100 participants will receive free gifts and educational resources concerning heart healthy exercises, nutrition and much more.

For more information please call 547-8193 or 547-8500, ext. 249.

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