GUARDaHEART Promotes Heart Disease Awareness to the Orange County Community at the Tanaka Farms Christmas Tree Holiday Run/Walk

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Heart disease nonprofit, GUARDaHEART, celebrates heart healthy holidays by sharing "Learn. Detect. Prevent." message at Orange County Community event.

GUARDaHEART promotes heart-healthy lifestyles at the Tanaka Farms Christmas Tree Holiday Run/Walk

Healthy habits start at a young age, and the Holiday Run/Walk allows us to celebrate the holiday season as a community, while encouraging families as a whole to adopt healthy lifestyles now and in the New Year.

GUARDaHEART, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting Heart Disease through awareness and prevention, supported a heart-healthy holiday season at the Tanaka Farms Holiday Run/Walk on December 7th, 2014. The fun-filled event for all ages offered a spirited way for GUARDaHEART to share their message, “Learn. Detect. Prevent.”, in an effort to prevent and reduce CHD risk within the Orange County community.

“The annual Christmas Tree Holiday Run/Walk provides a great opportunity for GUARDaHEART to promote Heart Disease prevention in a way that is fun for both adults and kids,” commented Jerry Nostadt, GUARDaHEART Board of Directors President. “Healthy habits start at a young age, and this event allows us to celebrate the holiday season as a community, while encouraging families as a whole to adopt healthy lifestyles now and in the New Year.”

The 5k event also offered a 1K “Santa’s Helpers Walk” for kids. Christmas-themed photo stations and holiday-themed music at every mile kept runners and walkers motivated, and fresh hot chocolate awaited them at the finish line. Guests were able to enjoy all the amenities that Tanaka Farms has to offer, and each family was able to take home a complimentary Christmas tree.


GUARDaHEART is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to fighting heart disease with the mission: “LEARN. DETECT. PREVENT.” GUARDaHEART works with strategic partners, healthcare providers, and other non-profit organizations to promote awareness through education and risk detection tools, to ultimately empower preventative action and reduce the risk of heart disease worldwide.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but many are unaware that it is 80% preventable. GUARDaHEART encourages individuals to know their risk of heart disease, and take the necessary steps to maintain or reduce their risk in order to prevent a heart attack. For more information, visit

About Tanaka Farms

Since 1940 we have been dedicated to providing all families with quality products and educational experiences. Health and fun are very important to us here at Tanaka Farms.

What we do: Our farm provides customers with things to do all year round. We host Strawberry Tours March through June, Watermelon Tours July through August, and a Pumpkin Patch Tour from September to October.

Produce Stand: Tanaka Farms grows and harvests fresh produce right here on the farm by using organic farming methods. We also purchase other quality produce, which may be conventionally grown. Produce is harvested daily so we can deliver to you the freshest and best tasting produce that we can. For more information, visit

For media inquiries, please contact: info(at)GUARDaHEART(dot)org


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