Cook Strait Swim, New Zealand

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Update on global swim event....

In one month the 2nd annual global swim event "Swim for your Heart..Feb 14" will take place. Swimmers worldwide will join in thought and action to bring an awareness of heart disease and prevention. So far, there are swimmers from 22 countries participating....YOU CAN JOIN IN!  It's easy!   Go for a swim on February 14 and send a donation to your favorite heart charity. It's not to late to plan an event at your local pool or open water venue. Please visit the website http://swimforyourheartfeb14.com and read "Event Planning".
I'm very proud to live in the state of Maine...swimmers from all over the state are planning events to raise awareness of heart disease and prevention on the 14th of February. At some locations, free blood pressures, free blood glucose and free cholesterol screening will be offered. In addition, pamphlets on healthy heart lifestyle will be distributed. The Maine Heart Center will have staff at several locations at designated times to provide free information on heart health.  Also, Olympic Gold Medalist Ian Crocker will be in Maine to promote this event. It is an honor to have him support this cause.  The Maine Medical Center Cardiac Rehabilitation Center will receive proceeds from swimmers in southern Maine.   In northern Maine swimmers will be sending donations to the American Heart Association of Maine.   And, many swimmers are donating to both heart charities.
  My brother Robbie died suddenly and unexpectedly of heart attack at the age of 34....it was a devastating loss. There are no words to describe the grief experienced by my family.
  We will be participating on February 14...Please join us in this very worthy cause........thank you.

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