Easton Hospital to Participate in National Walking Day – April 4
Easton, Pa (April 2, 2012) Easton Hospital is participating in the American Heart Association National Walking Day three city-wide event on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. At 12 noon on Wednesday, Easton Hospital employees, along with Wilson Borough Mayor David Perruso, will gather in the Hospital’s Balcony Lobby for brief remarks then walk together through the community.
At the exact same time, National Walking Day events will be held at the following locations, featuring speakers from those communities:
Allentown, Center Square Speakers: Mayor Ed Pawlowski; Dr. Timothy Misselbeck, Lehigh Valley Health Network; Pete Waldron, Lehigh Gas.
Bethlehem, Lafayette Ambassador Bank, 2005 City Line Road Speakers: Rocco DelVecchio, CEO, Lafayette Ambassador Bank
Bethlehem, Lehigh Valley Industrial Park VI (General Supply Company, 2651 Baglyos Circle) Speaker: John Simon, President, General Supply Company and 2011 Lehigh Valley Heart & Stroke Walk Chair
Easton, Center Square Speakers: Mayor Sal Panto, and Brian Finestein, CEO of Easton Hospital and 2012 Lehigh Valley Heart & Stroke Walk Chair
Speakers: Wilson Borough Mayor David Perruso; and Karen Vadyak, Assistant CEO and Chief Nursing Officer, Easton Hospital
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Through National Walking Day events, the American Heart Association is encouraging Americans to get up and get walking; it’s the simplest and single most effective form of exercise to achieve heart health. Research has shown that the benefits of walking and moderate physical activity for as little as 30 minutes each day can help reduce the risk of heart disease. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity, such as brisk walking, every week. Get started on a path to better health today by visiting www.heart.org/myheartmylife.
National Walking Day is part of the annual Lehigh Valley Heart& Stroke Walk. The Lehigh Valley Heart & Stroke Walk inspires communities to take steps toward heart-healthy lifestyles while helping to fight back against cardiovascular disease and stroke – this country’s number one and number four causes of death.
Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s signature fundraising event, promoting physical activity and heart healthy living in a fun family environment. By promoting a healthy culture, everyone can walk toward a healthier lifestyle and fight the greatest health threat to the United States.
For more information on the Lehigh Valley Heart & Stroke Walk: Contact Julie Scheck at 610.867.0583, ext. 225, or www.heart.org/lehighvalleywalk.