Hundreds Expected to Participate in Heart Foundation Fundraising Run

Published: Wed, Oct 30th 2013, 00:00

  Hundreds of runners are expected to converge at the Stadium East, Kingston, on Sunday, November 24 for the Heart Foundation of Jamaica’s (HFJ) annual ‘Run for your Heart’ event.

The 5K run/walk, which gets underway at 7:00 am, is aimed at raising funds for the HFJ to continue offering  affordable heart testing, care, and rehabilitation, among other services to the general public. As part of the event, there will be workouts sponsored by popular gyms, other physical activities, and give-a-ways.

Speaking at the official launch on Tuesday, October 29, at the Emancipation Park, New Kingston, Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, urged Jamaicans to support the event and embrace healthier lifestyles in order to significantly reduce cardiac-related illnesses other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) here to continue