Long Beach, IN (PRWEB) June 7, 2010
More than 400 people spent their Memorial Day weekend participating in the 2 BigHearts Foundation annual 5K Run/Walk helping raise awareness that heart disease is a woman's number one health risk. The event received support from numerous of sponsors including long-time sponsor, LaPorte Regional Hospital.
Jim Clarke, Founder and President of the 2 BigHearts Foundation, said, "I want to thank everyone who helped make this year's run/walk a success. Only through our collected efforts will 2 BigHearts be able to achieve its goal of having women's heart disease recognized for the urgent crisis that it is."
2 BigHearts works to heighten awareness for women's heart disease through education and by funding free, highly comprehensive heart screenings to women. The data they’ve collected to date from screenings has suggested that some form of heart disease is prevalent in a shocking 1 in 10 women, far greater than conventionally thought. Their results have led to their mission of seeing the 2 BigHearts-style heart screening adopted as the industry standard and offered annually to all women, not just those with symptoms. Since 2004, the foundation has screened over 1600 women.
Jim went on to say, "The money raised at this year's 5K run/walk will help us continue to fund the 2 BigHearts free heart screening program, and help us fight to see such rigorous testing offered to all women, ultimately saving lives. For this, I am so grateful."
Kyle Higdon (17.07.4) was the best male and overall winner while Karen Nagel (19.22.4) was the best female finisher.
The 2 BigHearts Foundation was founded in 2004 after Jim Clarke's wife, Gigi Clarke and her sister, Sally Czechanski, each suffered a fatal heart attack on the same day, from the same undiagnosed heart condition, and died 90 minutes apart. The foundation works to be recognized nationally for leadership in raising awareness for women’s heart health by communicating the tragic story of Gigi and Sally, and by working with a results oriented model. Their unique and comprehensive heart screenings will provide the data need to change thought processes for women, as well as the provider of women’s health.
For more information on the 2 BigHearts Foundation, this year’s 5K run/walk or future events, or to view 2 BigHearts heart screening results, visit http://www.2bighearts.org.
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