Top NewsStepping Out 5K and 1 mile Fun Run benefits cardiovascular services
The Tift Regional Medical Center Foundation (TRMCF) will be holding the annual Stepping Out for Your Heart 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run & Walk on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at the Northeast Campus of Tift County High School in Tifton. All proceeds benefit the TRMCF Heart Safe Community program, which provides community organizations with automatic external defibrillators and area paramedics with 12-lead EKG machines. The program also financially aids the families of Tift Regional Medical Center cardiopulmonary rehabilitation patients with special needs.
“This is a great, healthy community activity for the entire family which supports a worthwhile cause,” said Mandy Brooks, TRMCF executive director. “A cardiac event can happen to anyone, and when that occurs, we want to have the best equipment and services available for response and treatment.”
The 5K run begins at 8:00 a.m. and the 1 Mile Fun Run and Walk starts at 9:00 a.m. There will be a special Champion’s Fun Walk at 8:45 a.m. to honor all heart disease and/or stroke survivors.
An early registration fee is available for $20.00 if received before October 4. A late registration fee or day-of-registration fee is $25.00. All donations are tax-deductible. Participation in the Champion’s Fun Walk is free. All champions, 5K and 1 Mile participants will receive an official 2017 Stepping Out T-shirt.
“We encourage local residents to come out and get active with us,” said Brooks. “The incidences of cardiovascular disease in our area are higher than the state and national averages. We want to change this and create a healthier community.”