Second Annual Heart Health Day with the Stone Crabs
Marketing & Public Relations Contact:
July 12, 2011
Port Charlotte, FL - Fawcett Memorial Hospital and our Charlotte Stone Crabs will, once again, team up to raise awareness about heart disease on Saturday, July 23, 2011. Our home team will be sporting red uniform jerseys at the game again this year in recognition of heart health. Throughout the game, fans will have the opportunity to bid on the actual jerseys worn by their favorite players during the game. The jersey auction was a huge success last year, raising over $1,000.00 to help fight heart disease, and enabling fans to own their very own piece of local sports memorabilia.
According to the American Heart Association, approximately 785,000 Americans have a first heart attack. Another 470,000 who have already had at least one heart attack, have another attack. These grim statistics help explain why heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in our country. The good news: many of the risk factors that lead to heart disease can be reduced by lifestyle changes. At the game, Fawcett staff will be offering free blood pressure checks, along with lots of information about lowering your risk for heart disease.
Tickets for the game are on sale now. For just $10.00, fans will receive a ticket to the game, a FREE Stone Crabs baseball hat, FREE blood pressure screening, cardiac health information and full access to all the amenities at our beautiful Charlotte Sports Park. Proceeds from the jersey auction and a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the American Heart Association. Come out to the Sports Park for a fun night with Fawcett and the Stone Crabs! Call 941-206-HITS and ask for the Heart Health Day tickets today.
About Fawcett Memorial Hospital
Fawcett Memorial Hospital is a 238-bed, full-service acute care hospital serving Charlotte County and the surrounding areas since 1975. Clinical specialties include 24-hour emergency care center, a comprehensive ACoS CoC accredited cancer program, Joint Commission accredited Stroke Center of Excellence, accredited Chest Pain Center with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Spine and Orthopedic Center with accredited Pain Management program, Wound Management and Hyperbaric Medicine, Bariatric Services, inpatient and outpatient surgery, minimally invasive surgery, CARF accredited inpatient rehabilitation, Fawcett Sports & Rehabilitation and many outpatient programs. Fawcett also provides a variety of community wellness programs as part of its ongoing commitment to community outreach and education. For more information about Fawcett Memorial Hospital call (941) 624-4441, become our friend on Facebook (search Fawcett Memorial Hospital) or follow us on Twitter @FMHnews.