Cook Strait Swim, New Zealand

Saturday, January 5, 2013

I need your help.....

 I need your help in spreading the word on the global swim event occurring on February 14, 2013.  This Valentine's Day Swim (also known as Swim for your Heart") brings an awareness of heart disease and prevention.  It's easy to participate!  Go for a swim on February 14 and send a donation to YOUR favorite heart charity.  This years' event is in memory of Norway's Champion Swimmer Alexander Dale Oen who died at the age of 26 from a heart attack.  He was unaware that he had heart disease.  In my home state of Maine, Maine Medical Center's  Maine Heart Center will be going to poolside at several locations to offer free blood pressures, free cholesterol test and provide heart healthy information to all swimmers. Also, many area businesses are encouraging employees to participate in this event.   As of today, there are swimmers from 30 countries who will be participating in this global event.  It's not to late to plan an event in your hometown..invite your local medical community to pool side and ask them to provide heart healthy information to swimmers. Please visit the website and view event planning. http://swimforyourheartfeb14.com   Thank you.

2 comments:

Roger Finch said...

Great Pat South Africa is onboard for the 14th !

pat said...

Thank you Roger. I greatly appreciate your help in bringing an awareness of heart disease and prevention in your swim community in South Africa.