Would you believe that in January 2016 it will be 40 years since Dr Hugh Bethell started a Cardiac Rehab programme here in Alton?
Now, that is a milestone not to be missed and we believe it is time to celebrate and shout about the success of Cardiac Rehab. So, 2016 will be our year – a year when we launch "Have a Heart Campaign", a Campaign to promote and celebrate good heart health, and how we can help improve it through exercise. We will therefore be holding a number of events across each month of next year to promote good heart health, have fun, raise funds, and get people involved and supporting Cardiac Rehab. (See some of the events on the back page). Can you help, by completing a challenge to raise funds for us? Do you have time to get involved in organising and running an event to raise funds for us? Can you give time to help us run an event? Then we would very much like to hear from you. For 2016 we have set ourselves the target of recruiting 150 more exercisers and raising £5,000 for each of the 40 years since Dr Bethell started the Cardiac Rehab service. It's a Big Ask, but with your help and support, and by spreading the word we know we can achieve it.
Why get involved? – 1 in 4 of us will be affected by Heart Disease, an average of 200 people die each day as a result of heart disease. The risk factors include: Physical inactivity, Overweight, Family history of cardiovascular disease, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Diabetes, Stress / depression. Many of us are at risk or know someone who may be – "Have a Heart" please get involved.
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