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 www.newarkbethfoundation.org 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
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