Heart Walk returning to Bradley Saturday
by Special to the Banner
Jun 18, 2014 | 852 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The American Heart Association’s Cleveland Heart Walk will be held Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. on the Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway near the Raider Drive park.

Marking its return to Bradley County, the Heart Walk is being sponsored by SkyRidge Medical Center, Check Into Cash, Lee University, Take Charge, The Rush-Cleveland fitness complex and Jackson Furniture.

Along with the fundraising walk, the event will feature free health screenings, a kids’ area, music, snacks and much more, according to Coleman Foss, SkyRidge Medical Center CEO and executive leader of the Cleveland Heart Walk.

“Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of all Americans,” Foss said. “It touches millions of people and changes families forever. It is our continuous goal to help make Bradley County a healthier community. We feel that our partnership with the American Heart Association is one that works toward that mission.”

Foss added, “We have listened to our community and through their needs we have made cardiac services and resources such as the American Heart Association a priority. By participating in the Cleveland Heart Walk, we can all help the American Heart Association provide the vital research, education and advocacy that will make a real difference in the health and well-being of our community.”

Foss pointed to the ease of participating Saturday.

“Participation is simple and fun,” he stressed. “The American Heart Association provides free online tools that make it easy to get involved and start making a difference. Trophies will be awarded to top participants, and incentive prizes are available for registered fundraisers.”

Those wishing to participate may register their companies, civic organizations, families or other groups by visiting www.chattanoogaheartwalk.org or by calling Kim Enoch at 423-763-4408.