Tifton Gazette


October 2, 2012

Stepping Out run to benefit defib program

TIFTON — Proceeds from the Stepping Out for Your Heart 5K run and One Mile walk on Oct. 13 will benefit the Tift Regional Medical Center Foundation’s “Heart Safe Community” program, which provides community organizations with automatic external defibrillators and area paramedics with 12-lead EKG machines. The program also financially aids the families of TRMC cardiac patients with special needs.


“This is a fun family event that also advances our health care needs,” said Mandy Brooks, TRMC Foundation director.  “A cardiac event can happen to anyone, and when that occurs, we want to have the best equipment and services available for response and treatment.”


Stepping Out will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Northeast Campus of Tift County High School in Tifton.  The 5K run begins at 8:00 a.m. and the One Mile walk starts at 9:00 a.m.  There will be a special Champion’s Fun Walk at 8:45 a.m. to honor all heart disease and/or stroke survivors.  An early registration fee is available for $20.00 (if received before October 5), and late registration or day of registration will be a fee of $25.00.  All champions, 5K and One Mile participants will receive an official 2012 Stepping Out T-shirt.


“We encourage local residents to come out and get active and support a worthwhile cause,” said Brooks.  To register or for more information, call 391-3310 or visit www.trmcf.com.




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