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Annual heart walk, health fair set for Saturday

The annual Joe F. Reed Memorial Heart Walk is set for Saturday morning, but this year, Clark Regional Medical Center is adding a health fair to the festivities.

The walk, which is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association, was named in honor of Reed, who was a long-time volunteer for the association.

“Heart disease has touched so many including friends and family,” Reed’s daughter JoEllen Reed said in a voice mail. “My dad dedicated years and years to the heart association. He ended up being a recipient of the resources and advanced techniques and the generosity of so many who gave to the heart association.”

Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, participants will walk one or three miles around the hospital property. In addition, the winners of the Clark County Wellness Challenge will be announced at noon.

At 10 a.m., CRMC will offer a number of screenings and information during its health fair.

“We will have several of our hospital departments there to hand out information on what we can do,” CRMC Director of Marketing Sarah Alexander said. “We are going to have multiple health screenings available” including blood pressure, glucose, blood type and bone density.

There will also be tables with information about healthy eating and offering healthier recipes, she said.

For adults, there will be a mobile gymnasium set up for free workouts. Children can try a bicycle safety course and two bicycles will be given away.

For more information about the walk, call 859-317-6885.

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Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email fred.petke@winchestersun.com or call 859-759-0051.

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