Monday, October 5, 2009

Working To Mend Broken Hearts

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office realizes that heart disease and defects can affect anyone. The best way to avoid heart-related illnesses is by taking preventive measures such as exercising, eating healthier and going for routine medical check-ups.

The American Heart Association dedicates itself to "building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke" through its research, programs and support systems. AHA helps patients and their loved ones deal with the physical and emotional aspects of heart disease.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office supports AHA’s efforts to promote heart health and is proud to participate in the 2009-10 Collier Heart Walk.

The 3.1-mile walk is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7, at Cambier Park in Naples. Informational booths will be set up at 8 a.m., followed by the walk at 9 a.m.

CCSO wants to promote healthy lifestyles while profiling organization members (and their family members) who are going through their heart journey. Each story is different, but special.

Click here to see Public Information Officer Apprentice Kristi Lester’s story about her young son and father, both of whom have undergone open-heart procedures.

Please help CCSO in its support of the AHA. Click here to visit the Collier Heart Walk’s main page to sign up to walk, start your own team and/or make a donation.