Redmond Regional Medical Center to Host Free Community Heart Health Event
February 04, 2013
Rome, GA; February 4, 2013 — In recognition of Heart Month, Redmond Regional Medical is hosting “Redmond Has Heart,” a free community-wide event at the Forum in Downtown Rome on Monday, February 11th from 10am to 5pm. Designed to raise awareness of heart disease and disease prevention, the event is open not only to adults in the community but also to middle school, high school and college student groups. There will be a variety of interactive educational stations throughout the event ranging from awareness and prevention activities to the world’s largest interactive heart exhibit, and even an appearance by celebrity guest Hannah Curlee from NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.”
The feature of the event will be the AmeriHeart, the world’s largest walk-through, interactive exhibit of the heart. This exhibit is designed to demonstrate heart anatomy, disease and disease prevention. Tour guides will take participants through the exhibit throughout the event explaining anatomy and blood flow through the heart, showing examples of heart disease and educating about prevention.
The event will also feature AngioScreens at a discounted rate of only $60 (an $80 value). The Redmond Health System AngioScreen van will be conveniently located inside the Forum Arena. This non-invasive vascular screening only takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and could save your life. You receive your results immediately after the screening and can learn more about your risk of heart disease or stroke. No appointments necessary as visits will be first come, first served.
From 2pm to 3pm, there will be a special “Meet & Greet” session with Hannah Curlee, season 11 finalist on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” and current Director of Health Engagement for H2U. Those who want to hear Hannah speak on Heart Healthy Habits can register for the free Wellness Works seminar to be held the same day at noon in the Forum Ballroom. Seating is limited for this free seminar and participants must register by calling 706-368-8480.
The event will also include interactive medical stations and demonstrations, healthy cooking demonstrations with samples and recipe cards, fitness and nutrition information, examples of a variety of heart imaging studies, give aways and much more. Groups from middle school, high school and colleges are especially invited to attend as heart healthy habits form early. Students will not only receive a unique view of the heart and learn more about medical advances but will also learn how to make heart healthy choices now that will benefit them for a lifetime. To schedule your group visit, please call 706-368-8480.
Parking will be provided free in the 3rd Avenue parking deck, compliments of Redmond.