On Sunday, September 28, community members are invited to join Barnabas Health Heart Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) in Verona Park for its 12th annual Heart & Sole Walk to benefit heart failure and transplant patients. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the walk steps off at 11 a.m. Pictured here (first row center) at the 2013 Walk is Mark J. Zucker, MD, Director of the Cardiothoracic Transplantation Program at Barnabas Health Heart Center at NBIMC, surrounded by heart transplant recipients. This year marks Dr. Zucker's 25th year of providing exceptional care to patients and families at NBIMC.
In addition to a 4k walk along the trail at scenic Verona Park, activities will include entertainment, food and prizes. Individuals, families and teams are encouraged to join in the event. To register for the Heart & Sole Walk or to make a donation, visit www.newarkbethfoundation.org or call 973-926-7951.
Twelve 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 800 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. For more information, visit barnabashealth.org/heartcenters.