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Central Maine Heart Walk is September 18th
REGION -- The 13th annual Central Maine Heart Walk will take place on Sunday, September 18 in Lewiston/Auburn to benefit the life-saving research and education of the American Heart Association (AHA).
The AHA’s largest event in Lewiston/Auburn, this year’s event will start with a breakfast celebration at the Hilton Garden Inn Riverwatch in Auburn. Walkers will then have a choice of a one- or three-mile walk along the L/A Trails Riverwalk. Participants will enjoy live music of the steel drum band “Tinpanic”, as well as kid’s activities and health screenings.
In addition to the main event in Lewiston/Auburn, three satellite walks are being coordinated in Rumford, Bridgton and Brunswick to reach a broader geographical area within Central Maine. All walk events will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a heart-healthy breakfast provided by Hannaford Supermarkets, inspirational speakers, and a walk starting at 9:30 a.m. and lunch following the walk.
Paul Smith, with TD Bank at their Lewiston location, is the 2011 Heart Walk Chairman and has set a goal to $160,000. Smith is also a two-time heart attack survivor and was last year’s top fundraising walker having raised $2,350.
“I’m grateful for the work of the American Heart Association that has directly benefitted me and the 25,000 other Mainers suffering from heart disease,” said Smith. “Supporting the Heart Walk now is a great way to ensure that lifesaving research and education continues in the years ahead.”
Local Heart Walk sponsors are Central Maine Medical Family, the Create Hope Sponsor; St Mary’s Health System, Get Healthy Sponsor; and Oxford Networks, Finish Line Sponsor. The event’s media partners are News 8, The Sun Journal, and WPOR FM. The Heart Walk is presented nationally by Subway restaurants. For more information about the AHA and the Start! Heart Walk at all four locations, contact Susan Crandall at 449-3127 or visit the Start! Heart Walk website: www.centralmaineheartwalk.org for event details and on-line registration.