Thursday, September 10, 2015

World Heart Day September 29

LABELLE, FL. -- World Heart Day is recognized each year on September 29th. It gives people an opportunity to take part in the world’s biggest event to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease.

As of 2013, 35% of adults in Hendry and Glades were diagnosed with high blood pressure!

The Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties will be facilitating two events on September 26th in recognition of World Heart Day. There will be a 5-K Walk/Run in Clewiston and Moore Haven. Grab your running shoes and join us! NOTE: Parent authorization needed for participants under the age of 18

Event information:
Clewiston: Clewiston Cane Field (Behind Clewiston Middle School), Saturday, September 26th Registration at7:30am, 5K Walk/Run will begin promptly at 8:00am.

To pre-register please contact Mary Ruth Prouty at 863-674-4041 xt135.

Moore Haven: Terrier Field (At Moore Haven Jr/Sr High School), Saturday September 26th Registration at 7:30am, 5K Walk/Run will begin promptly at 8:00am.

To pre-register please contact Brian Prowant at 863-946-0707 xt203.

World Heart Day was first recognized 15 years ago to inform people that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death and claim over 17 million lives each year.

This year’s theme is “Creating Heart-Healthy Environments”. World Heart Day events will raise awareness about making healthy heart choices wherever we live, work, and play and help to reduce our cardiovascular risks.

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