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Heart & Sole Walk to Support Heart Transplant Program


The public is invited to participate in the annual Heart & Sole Walk that will take place on Sunday, October 6 at Verona Park to benefit heart failure patients and transplant recipients at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Registration begins at 10 am and the Walk steps off at 11 am. In addition to a walk along the trail at scenic Verona Park, activities will include a Kids’ Walk, entertainment, as well as music, food and beverages. Individuals, families and teams are encouraged to join in the event. To register for the Heart & Sole Walk or to make a donation, visit or call 973-926-7018.

Eleven years ago, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and the family of Mary Anne Ahearn, a heart transplant recipient in 1990, joined together to initiate this annual Walk to raise money in her memory. Inspired by the spirit of giving that filled every day of Mary Anne’s Life, the money raised by the Heart & Sole Walk supports patients and programs of the Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

About the Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is home to the largest adult heart transplant program on the East Coast and has consistently achieved short- and long-term survival rates that exceed the national benchmarks. The team has performed more than 750 heart transplants since performing NJ’s first in 1986. In addition to the most advanced care, the team’s reputation for excellence gives patients access to clinical trials of breakthrough therapies for advanced heart failure as well as the latest generation of ventricular assist devices. Newark Beth Israel Medical Center was named one of the Region’s Best Hospitals in NJ and the NY Metro Area, and High-Performing in Cardiology and Heart Surgery by US News & World Report.

Date: September 9, 2013

Contact: Caren Malone
Public Relations Department
Barnabas Health Heart Center

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