Press release from Dearborn County Hospital
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Dearborn County Hospital’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department is hosting its fourth annual Heart & Lung Health Walk on Saturday, September 28, in conjunction with Lawrenceburg Fall Fest. The 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) walk is on Dearborn Trails, a course on the Lawrenceburg Levee that is flat, paved and, in places, shaded by trees.
The walk is co-sponsored by Dearborn County Hospital, Lawrenceburg Fall Fest, the City of Lawrenceburg and the Lawrenceburg Conservancy District. Ivy Tech Community College-Riverfront Campus, 50 Walnut Street, is generously providing its facilities for pre- and post-walk activities.
Registration and pre-event activities begin at 9:00 a.m. on the third floor of the Ivy Tech building. Light refreshments will be available at that time.
“Last year approximately 400 walkers took part in the event which encourages heart and lung health and recognizes the graduates of the DCH Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs,” said Angie Johnson, R.N., DCH Lead Cardiac Rehabilitation Coordinator. “In 2012, we had walkers from Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky as well as from Florida and Virginia.”
The walk begins at 10:00 a.m. and individuals of all ages are welcome to participate in this family friendly event. Participants will receive a goody bag containing items such as sports bottles, sample size products and coupons for free or discounted items, services or activities. Also, many local and regional businesses have provided gift certificates or items to be given as door prizes.
Each person walking will receive a ribbon. Walkers will be awarded either a yellow ribbon for participation or a color coded ribbon for walking .5 miles, 1 mile, 1.5 miles, 2 miles or the entire course at 3.1 miles. Volunteers are stationed throughout the course if walkers need assistance.
At the conclusion of the walk, participants may wish to attend additional Fall Fest activities. Festival rides are free for both children and adults throughout the event.
Walk information and registration forms are available at the Aurora, Bright, Dillsboro, Lawrenceburg and Ohio County Public Libraries; the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce; many area businesses and Dearborn County Hospital. Forms can also be printed off the hospital’s website at www.dch.org.
Please mail the entry form (one form per registrant) and the registration fee to Heart & Lung Health Walk, Dearborn County Hospital, Cardiac Rehabilitation Department, 600 Wilson Creek Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.
Registrations received on or prior to Friday, September 6, are $10. These registrants will receive a souvenir T-shirt. Beginning Saturday, September 7, the fee is $15 and registrants will be provided T-shirts while supplies last although receiving a shirt cannot be guaranteed. In the event of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, the walk may be canceled. No refunds will be given, although shirts may be picked up at the hospital during normal business hours on a first come, first served basis.
Directions to the Lawrenceburg Parking Garage which is adjacent to the Ivy Tech Riverfront Campus are as follows: Take Eads Parkway/U.S. 50 to Arch Street (BP is on the corner). Stay on Arch Street and at the third intersection take a right on to Tate Street. Go two blocks on Tate Street and turn left on to Short Street. Short Street ends at the parking garage entrance. Please note that portions of High Street and Walnut Street will be closed due to Fall Fest.
For more information, please call the DCH Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department at (812) 532-2614 or (800) 676-5572, ext. 2614, or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.