MEDIA ADVISORY: Support Local World Heart Day Events
September 18, 2015
Sept. 18, 2015
SUPPORT LOCAL WORLD HEART DAY EVENTS
Tallahassee, Fla.—Registration is now open for the Florida Department of Health’s World Heart Day events being held statewide. World Heart Day will become an annual event in Florida to remind everyone that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death.
In recognition of World Heart Day, the department will be celebrating with two major statewide undertakings. The department is hosting 5K walk/runs in each of Florida’s 67 counties on Sept. 26 and is partnering with community organizations to host Hands-Only™ CPR trainings in every county on Sept. 29.
In order to make these events a success, we encourage all Floridians to not only register, but also invite loved ones to participate. Help the department make Florida a safer, heathier, more heart-healthy environment.
World Heart Day is celebrated in collaboration with Healthiest Weight Florida and Tobacco Free Florida. When posting on social media, please use the hashtag #FLHearts.
What: Register for World Heart Day events online
When: Sept. 26, 2015 Walk/Run 5K
Sept. 29, 2015 Hands Only™ CPR Training
About the Florida Department of Health
The department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.
About Healthiest Weight Florida
Healthiest Weight Florida is a public-private collaboration bringing together state agencies, not-for-profit organizations, businesses and entire communities to help Florida's children and adults make consistent, informed choices about healthy eating and active living. To learn more about how to be active and make nutritious food choices, visit www.healthiestweightflorida.com.
About Tobacco Free Florida
Tobacco Free Florida is a statewide cessation and prevention campaign funded by Florida’s tobacco settlement fund. Tobacco Free Florida is managed by the Florida Department of Health, specifically the Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida. Smokers and smokeless tobacco users interested in quitting are encouraged to use one of the 3 Free & Easy Ways to Quit. To learn about Tobacco Free Florida and the state’s free cessation resources, visit www.tobaccofreeflorida.com or follow the campaign on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TobaccoFreeFlorida or Twitter at www.twitter.com/tobaccofreefla