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Barbara Mackovic, Senior Manager Matt Rountree, American Heart Assoc.
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Flaget Memorial Hospital Presents 2nd Annual HeartChase June 22
Bardstown, Ky. (June 17, 2013)—Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, will present the 2nd annual HeartChase on Saturday, June 22, to benefit the American Heart Association.
HeartChase is a unique fundraising event featuring the around-town excitement from shows like The Amazing Race™ combined with wacky team-based games like Minute-to-Win-It™. HeartChase brings friends and neighbors together in teams of two to five people for a competition to solve puzzles and complete challenges in a race to see who can earn the most points before the game ends.
The event will span about a mile around downtown Bardstown and participants will pass through 10-15 checkpoints along the way. At each checkpoint, they will be required to answer health trivia questions and find clues before they can proceed.
The event will begin on the lawn of Spalding Hall, located at 114 N. 5th Street in Bardstown, at 9:30 a.m. Teams are encouraged to come in costume, and awards will be presented for the best-dressed team and the team with the most pre-event fundraising for the American Heart Association.
“Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans and we are proud to support the American Heart Association’s efforts to raise awareness in our community,” said Sue Downs, president, Flaget Memorial Hospital.
HeartChase participants are encouraged to come prepared to get messy! Older children are welcome to partake in the fun. A children’s play area will also be set up for those who do not join the Chase.
HeartChase is a unique event to raise awareness and funds in the fight against heart disease,” Heather Mattingly, director, cardiopulmonary services, Flaget Memorial Hospital. “We’re excited to support the American Heart Association and have some fun along the way!”
To join the HeartChase, registration is $25 per person, or $50 raised for the American Heart Association. To register or to sign up to be a volunteer, visit http://Honor.AmericanHeart.org/BardstownHeartChase or contact Debra Eichenberger at the American Heart Association at 502-371-6027.
The mission of the American Heart Association is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center. The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies, with nearly 15,000 employees across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky and has more than 3,100 licensed beds.