FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2013
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Elizabeth C. Duncan Director of Media & Public Relations
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Saint Alphonsus Associates, physicians and friends walk for heart health in
American Heart Association Heart Walk
More than One Million people in 300 US Cities take part each year
Boise, Idaho – Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke are the number one killers of Idahoans. Knowledge of how to reduce the risk factors and how to prevent these diseases can save lives. In an effort to raise awareness for heart health, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center is proud to be a part of the American Heart Association 2013 Heart Walk. The event takes place at Julia Davis Park Saturday, May 18, 2013. Temperatures are expected to be mild in the upper 60s.
The Saint Alphonsus Heart Walk Team and others who participate will help fund important research, education and advocacy efforts in Idaho. Survivors of heart disease and stroke are given red ball caps to wear during the heart walk to signify their triumph over heart disease or stroke.
What: 2013 Saint Alphonsus Heart Walk Team – 5K with 1 mile option
When: Saturday, May 18, 2013 9:00 AM check-in; Walk begins at 10:00 AM
Where: Julia Davis Park – Band Shell
Why: To raise awareness of Heart Disease
Information: Register at www.boiseheartwalk.org
About Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
Saint Alphonsus is a 387-licensed bed regional medical center serving people throughout the Northwest. As a not-for-profit medical center, Saint Alphonsus reinvests profits back into the community and works to improve the health and well-being of those we serve by emphasizing care that is patient-centered, innovative and community based. Saint Alphonsus focuses on providing services in a spiritual, healing environment, and is renowned for its state-of-the-art digital environment and pioneering technologies; award-winning clinical services; and the region’s only Level II Trauma Center. Saint Alphonsus is part of Saint Alphonsus Health System, a four-hospital, 714-bed integrated healthcare system serving the full range of the health and wellness needs of the people in southwestern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada. Saint Alphonsus Health System is a member of Trinity Health.
For information about Saint Alphonsus visit www.saintalphonsus.org.