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

01/04/2011

More than 400 Yuba-Sutter residents are expected to take steps to improve their heart health on Saturday, February 5, 2011, when they participate in the Rideout Foundation, 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. The walk, which circles around the inside of the Yuba Sutter Mall begins at 8:30am. Teams of 5-15 can participate for $100. Pre-registered individual walkers 18 and over are $15 and children accompanied by an adult are free.  Day of registration is $20.

This year, proceeds will go toward the Cardiac Care Program.  Every gift regardless of its size makes a difference and 100% of your donation benefits local programs or services right here in our community.

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:

  • Live Music by Second Wind with Dr. Andrew Macbeth, Vascular Surgeon at Rideout Hospital

  • Radio DJ and Live Remote, Results Radio: AM1600 & 95.5 FM KUBA, KKCY & Sunny 101.5

Screenings:

  • BMI, Blood Pressure, Glucose, Cholesterol by Sutter County and Yuba County Health   Dept.
  • Flu Shots by Yuba County Health Dept.
  • Informational Booths: Clean Break, Heart Center at Rideout
  • High School Cheerleaders: Marysville, Faith, Sutter & River Valley High Schools
  • MCAA Marching Band
  • Meet Dandy The Smokeless Dragon

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 locally sponsored by, The Rideout Foundation, The Heart Center at Rideout, The Yuba Sutter Mall, Appeal-Democrat and Results Radio and other organizations and businesses.

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