For the past 29 years, members of the public have joined past and current participants in the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) Cardiac Rehabilitation program for the Annual Heart Hike and Community Wellness Walk.
“Heart disease is a common struggle. Almost everyone knows someone who has heart disease,” said Patty Ryan, RN, nurse coordinator of SVMC’s Cardiac Rehab program. “Our goal is to increase awareness and get moving, so heart disease affects fewer of our area families.”
The event starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Bennington Elks Lodge on Washington Ave. All are welcome to attend. One, two and three mile courses are available. The walk is free and open to all, and no preregistration is required. Pre-walk warm ups will be led by SVMC Cardiac Rehab staff.
Participants interested in more information about the event should contact Cardiac Rehab at 802-447-5132.
Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent, health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices.