ST. JOE’S WATERSOUND COMMUNITY TO HOLD THANKSGIVING DAY 5K RUN TO BENEFIT HEART AND VASCULAR SERVICES AT SACRED HEART HOSPITAL ON THE EMERALD COAST
WATERSOUND, FL - (October 28, 2008) – The St. Joe Company’s WaterSound community will host “Move Your Feet to the Beat,” a 5K run to benefit the Sacred Heart Foundation, on Thanksgiving Day, November 27th, 2008. The run will begin at 8:00 a.m. sharp at WaterSound’s Village Commons, located off of Highway 98 in WaterSound, FL.
This heart healthy event is part of Sacred Heart Foundation’s capital campaign to raise $5 million for the expansion of heart and vascular services at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast in Walton County, Florida. The campaign’s aim is to provide expanded access to life saving services at the hospital, meeting a critical need in the community as heart disease remains the number one killer of Americans nationwide. The Foundation has raised nearly $4.6 million to date.
While supporting Sacred Heart, participants will receive a gift bag and there will be prizes for the top male and female runners and the top in the children’s category. Post-race refreshments will be served at WaterSound’s Village Commons, courtesy of The St. Joe Company.
“We’re proud to be a committed supporter of the Sacred Heart Health System in their goal of expanding heart and vascular care at the Walton County hospital,” said Mary Rosenheim, Senior Vice President and General Manager of JOE’s West Florida Region. “We have a long history of working with the organization, most recently in donating land for the new Sacred Heart Hospital in Port St. Joe.”
To register for the run, visit www.Active.com, pick up a flyer at local retailers, or contact Joan Luchese at email@example.com 850.231.9941 for registration details or to make a donation to the campaign.
About Sacred Heart Health System
Sacred Heart Health System has established itself as Northwest Florida’s leader in providing high quality health care to children and adults. Sacred Heart has been recognized for eight straight years by National Research Corporation as winner of the Consumer Choice Award as the most preferred health care system in Northwest Florida. Key services at Sacred Heart’s 458-bed hospital in Pensacola include: a Regional Heart and Vascular Institute, Children’s and Women’s Hospital, a Level II Trauma Center, a Cancer Center affiliated with M.D. Anderson Physicians Network, and a large network of primary care doctors and specialists that stretches from Foley, Alabama to Panama City Beach, Florida. In 2003, the Health System also added Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, a 58-bed community hospital in Walton County, east of Destin. The Health System also operates the AIRHeart air ambulance with two helicopters serving Northwest Florida from bases in Walton County and Marianna. For more information, call 850-416-7000 or visit www.sacred-heart.org.
WaterSound Media Contacts:Stacy Hamilton, 850.231.6562
April Nichols and Martin Elder, 212.620.7100
Sacred Heart Hospital Contact: Meg Norwood, 850.278.3030