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FRHG’s Bless Your Heart Walk

PRESS RELEASE - Updated

News on behalf of:         Rideout Foundation

Contact:                               Carol Ramirez, VP Community Relations/Foundation

                                            530 751-4070

Take Your Sweetheart for a Walk at FRHG's Bless Your Heart Walk

More than 400 Yuba-Sutter residents are expected to take steps to improve their heart health on Saturday, February 5, when they participate in the Rideout Foundation's, 8th Annual Bless Your Heart Walk at the Yuba-Sutter Mall.

Bless Your Heart Walk will take place at the Yuba-Sutter Mall, corner of Hwy 99/20 in Yuba City. Registration begins at 7:30am in the Food Court. The walk, which circles around the inside of the Yuba Sutter Mall begins at 8:30am. Teams of 5-15 can participate for $100. Individual tickets are $20 on the day of the walk and children accompanied by a registered adult are free.

This year, proceeds will go toward Rideout's Cardiac Care Program and Services.

Heart Walk will also help educate the public about Heart Disease and Stroke: America's No 1 and No 3 killers.

Fun at Heart Walk:

•             Rock out to Second Wind with Dr. Andrew Macbeth, FRHG Vascular Surgeon

•             Warm up with Jill Wheaton, Baby Bootcamp

•             Radio DJ and Live Remote, Results Radio

•             Opportunity Drawings and Awards

•             High School Cheerleaders from River Valley, Marysville, Sutter and Faith Christian

•             Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts Marching Band

•             Dandy the Smokeless Dragon

FRHG Screenings and Vendors:

•             Beale AFB Health & Wellness, Body Fat Analysis

•             FRHG Cardiac Rehab, Ultrasound/Scan of the Aorta

•             Sutter County Health Dept., Cholesterol (limited), Blood Pressure, Glucose

•             Yuba County Health Dept., Flu Shots

•             Vial of Life, Free Kits

•             Clean Break, Education & Cessation - Tobacco

•             FRHG Women's Imaging, Professionals on hand

•             Pampered Chef with Nora Nelson, Health Cooking

The non-competitive walk will include teams of employees from Rideout Health Group as well as many local organizations and area businesses, along with friends and family members of all ages.

Each day, nearly 2,400 Americans die from a cardiovascular disease. That's an average of one death every 37 seconds. A leading risk factor for heart attack and stroke is lack of physical activity. Research has also found that individuals may gain two hours of life expectancy for every one-hour of regular, vigorous exercise they do.

The Heart Walk is sponsored by, The Rideout Foundation, The Yuba-Sutter Mall, The Heart Center at Rideout, UC Davis Health, California Heart Center: Dr. Narinder Bajwa, J Stokes Agency, Affordable Office Supply, Dr. Patrick Griffith, Yuba County Tobacco Education, Bank of Feather River, Mitch Rosenberg & Associates and other area organizations and businesses.

In Kind Sponsors include Sysco Food, Results Radio, Yuba Sutter Mall, Fenrich Enterprises, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, Pepsi, Second Wind Band, Pip Printing the Appeal-Democrat and Second Wind Gand.

Raffle tickets will be given for each lap completed. Healthy foods, beverages and up-lifting entertainment will be available for walkers. And, prizes will be awarded for "Heartiest" dressed walker, youth and team.  Raffle sponsors include: Yuba County Public Health, Sunsweet Growers, Country Florist, Gold Sox Baseball, Cookie Tree, Proforma by Kug, Sylverleaf Olive Oil, Yuba-Sutter Training Zone, Gauche Aquatic Park, Rideout Senior Services, Golden State Martial Arts Academy, Balance Therapeutic Massage, Darrell Naruto, Café Collage, Baby Boot Camp, Yuba City Racquet & Health Club, Strings Italian Cafe, Malik's, The Watchman, RG Jewelers,, New York Shades, and Noel's Gifts

Team registration packets can be secured at the Yuba-Sutter Mall Customer Service Kiosk or online at www.frhg.org. Sponsorship, volunteer, donation opportunities and further information are available by calling 530 751-4070.

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Rideout Health Group is a system of two acute-care, not-for-profit hospitals: Rideout Memorial Hospital, and Fremont Medical Center; the Heart Center at Rideout, the Cancer Center affiliated with UC Davis and a host of ancillary services including senior living, Alzheimer's care, home health, hospice and durable medical equipment, located throughout Marysville and Yuba City. Fremont-Rideout's health system employs more than 1,700 employees and has approximately 263 physicians on the medical staff.