Heartwise Walk for Life set for Oct. 1

Posted Sept. 26, 2011, at 4:42 p.m.

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — The 21st Heartwise Walk for Life will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Piscataquis Regional YMCA.

The 3.1-mile noncompetitive walk helps support the cardiac rehabilitation program at Mayo Regional Hospital and is Heartwise’s major fundraising event.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. when pledges are collected. All walkers will receive a gift. Anyone who raises $25 or more in pledges also receives a T-shirt. Pledge forms are available from Heartwise in the Mayo Medical Office building.

Sponsorship support is being sought for the walk. Businesses who donate $50-$99 are listed as sponsors, those who donate $100-$150 are listed as benefactors and those who donate more than $500 are listed as guardians on the T-shirt.

The event annually has raised about $13,000 for the purchase of exercise equipment and to provide scholarships for Heartwise patients.

Heartwise provides a Phase III program designed for maintenance after a cardiac event and a Phase II program designed for patients who have experienced a recent cardiac event. It provides a program of supervised exercise and educational group sessions for people with some type of heart or blood vessel disease.

For more information, call 564-4207.

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