Cook Strait Swim, New Zealand

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Global swim event....

In three months the global swim event "Swim for your Heart..Feb14" will promote heart disease awareness and prevention.  The 2013 event will be in memory of Norway's Champion swimmer Alexander Dale Oen who died from a heart attack at the age of 26 earlier this year.  He was unaware that he had heart disease.  I am asking swimmers worldwide to contact their local heart center and invite them to poolside or open water venue (in warmer climates) to provide free blood pressures and cholesterol test to all swimmers.  Please visit the non-profit website for ideas on event planning.  http://www.swimforyourheartfeb14.com
On February 14,  I will be sending a donation to my favorite heart charity in memory of Alexander and my brother Robbie who died unexpectedly at the age of 34 from a heart attack. Robbie was a record breaking swimmer, too.   I hope you will join me in thought and action on February 14, 2013.   Thank you.   Contact info:  patgallant.charette@gmail.com

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