WKRN News 2 personalities Bob Mueller, Samantha Fisher, and John Dwyer will emcee THIS Saturday’s Rutherford Heart Walk at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. The trio will lead the ceremonies from the Heart Walk stage, and be available at the Community Tent after the Walk for autographs and pictures with Heart Walkers.
Rutherford Heart Walk information:
DATE: This Saturday, September 14
LOCATION: Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital (1700 Medical Center Parkway, Murfreesboro, in front of DePaul building)
TIME: The Fun Run starts at 8:25 a.m. and the Heart Walk at 8:30. The Heart Walk will be led off by survivors, designated by special Red Caps.
FESTIVITIES: From 9 to 11 after the Walk. Music, facepainting, bounce house, hula hoop fitness training, CPR demonstrations, nutrition activities, blood pressure screenings, survivor heart support group, and more.
BENEFITING: The American Heart Association.
COST: Free. On-site donations are encouraged. Those who make a $10 donation at the event receive an official “torch” to carry in the Walk.
EMCEES: WKRN News 2’s Bob Mueller, Samantha Fisher and John Dwyer.
CHAIR: David Hoke, The Hoke Co.
HONOREE: Sandra Miller, General Manager of DoubleTree at Hilton Murfreesboro and a stroke survivor.
MORE: Great event for the whole family. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Rain or shine event except in the case of lightning.
DETAILS, ONLINE DONATIONS: www.rutherfordheartwalk.org.
UPDATES: On Facebook at AHAGreaterNashville and on Twitter at #RutherfordHeartWalk.
The Rutherford Heart Walk is a major fundraiser for the American Heart Association in Rutherford County, which enables the association to do its lifesaving work. It is a celebration of healthy living and physical activity and lets communities come together to fight the number 1 and number 4 killers of Americans, heart disease and stroke.
Heart disease kills more people than all forms of cancer combined. Tennessee has the 7th worst rate of death from cardiovascular disease in the U.S. About 14000 Tennesseans die of heart disease each year and 3200 of stroke, which equals 1 in every 2.5 Tennesseans.
The American Heart Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Funds raised through Heart Walks go to critical research, education, public health programs and its work with communities, schools, government, hospitals, companies, and families to create healthier lives.
National cause sponsors are Subway Restaurants and Jenny Craig. The local cause sponsor is Saint Thomas Heart.