Heart Foun­da­tion of Ja­maica to host ‘Run For Your Heart’

Jamaica Gleaner - - HEALTH -

THE HEART Foun­da­tion of Ja­maica re­cently launched its 39th an­nual Run for Your Heart event, which re­ceived over­whelm­ing sup­port from board mem­bers, schools, com­pa­nies and gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials.

The Run For Your Heart event will be held on Sun­day, Novem­ber 27 at the Na­tional Sta­dium, and is part of the Heart Foun­da­tion’s drive to raise funds to­wards its is­land­wide screen­ing pro­gramme, and pur­chase of med­i­cal sup­plies and equip­ment, which will en­able the foun­da­tion to con­tinue to of­fer ser­vices at sub­sidised rates.

For more than 45 years, the pri­mary func­tion of the Heart Foun­da­tion of Ja­maica has been the pro­mo­tion of heart health care through­out Ja­maica. Its ser­vices in­clude a mo­bile car­diac screen­ing pro­gramme, ad­vanced car­diac tests, phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal ser­vice, hy­per­ten­sion and in-house clin­ics, nu­tri­tional coun­selling and home-vis­it­ing ser­vice. Hillel Academy ladies learning CPR.

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