The public is invited to participate in the annual Heart & Sole Walk that will take place on Sunday, October 14 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. Information about organ donation will be available through New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing Network (NJ Sharing Network), one of the federally-funded, state-certified non-profit organizations responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs. Individuals, families and teams are encouraged to join in the event. To register for the Heart & Sole Walk or to make a donation, contact email@example.com or call 973-926-7018. Registration is also available online at www.newarkbethfoundation.org.
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. Mary Anne Ahearn lived almost 12 years after her transplant before succumbing to an unrelated illness. Inspired by the spirit of giving that filled every day of Mary Anne’s Life, the money raised by the Heart & Sole Walk will support patients of the Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
About the Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant ProgramThe Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is the ranked third in the nation by volume and has performed over 700 transplants since the program began in 1989. The program also has short- and long-term graft survival rates that consistently exceed national benchmarks. In addition to the most advanced care, the team’s reputation for excellence gives patients access to clinical trials of breakthrough therapies and the latest generation of ventricular assist devices.
Date: September 4, 2012
Contact: Caren Malone
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