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September 30, 2011
More than 100 teams from the Tri-State area, comprised of a record 650 walkers, participated in the American Heart Association's signature event, the Mason Dixon Heart and Stroke Walk, on Sunday, Sept. 25, at Greencastle-Antrim Elementary School. Day-of-event proceeds totaled $120,000. Representing all heart and stroke survivors was the event's Red Cap spokesman, Phil Cosentino. He was an avid runner, skier and scuba diver, so his heart disease diagnosis came as a great surprise.
February 18, 2009
MAY 1, 1942-FEB. 13, 2009 Phyllis Ann Eichelberger Humphrey, 66, of 14014 Marsh Pike, Hagerstown, and formerly of Sharpsburg, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at NMS Healthcare of Hagerstown. Born May 1, 1942, in Downsville, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Della Myers Eichelberger. She was preceded in death by her husband, James William Humphrey, in 2003. She had been employed by United Cerebral Palsy of Hagerstown, Frederick, Md., and Cumberland, Md. She was a member of Sharpsburg Bible Church, where she was a member of Heart to Heart.
February 13, 2001
How to make your lifestyle heart-healthy February is Heart Health Month and a good time to consider what you're doing for the health of your heart. Heart disease doesn't develop overnight. You don't catch it like a cold or the flu. Nor is it likely to develop from a single cause. Rather, it's known as a "lifestyle disease," meaning that it develops, in part, because of certain habits or lifestyles. In the United States, we have plenty of lifestyles that contribute to heart disease.
by DON AINES | September 29, 2003 GREENCASTLE, Pa. - State Sen. Terry Punt and Ariana Geesaman were among those who donned red caps at Sunday's 10th annual American Heart Walk, signifying that the 54-year-old politician and the 4-year-old Fayetteville, Pa., girl both were survivors of heart disease. "Next month will be five years since I had a heart attack," Punt, R-Franklin, told the several hundred people who gathered at Tayamentasachta Environmental Center for the Heart Walk.
February 28, 2005
According to the American Heart Association, making just a few changes in your diet can improve heart health today and in the future. The association offers five heart-smart strategies to keep you on track: · Limit intake of unhealthy fats and cholesterol. Of the dietary changes possible, limiting your intake of saturated and trans fats is the most important step you can take to reduce your blood cholesterol level and lower your risk of coronary artery disease. · Choose low-fat protein sources.
by Christine L. Moats | February 2, 2004
Cardiovascular or heart disease is the leading cause of illness and death in the United States and accounts for more than 50 percent of all deaths. A multitude of factors that can increase a person's risk for cardiovascular disease. Some of those can be controlled by behavioral choices, such as smoking and eating habits. However, there are other factors that an individual cannot control. Heredity, age, gender and race are among the factors that increase the risk for heart disease.
April 14, 2013
Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed the following new members: • 28 South, 28 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown • AT&T, 17622 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown • Baxter Group Inc., 941 Progress Road, Chambersburg, Pa. • Amy Huffman, BNI independent agent • Middletown Valley Bank, 24 W. Main St., Middletown, Md. • Montessori Academy of...
By JENNIFER FITCH | | September 23, 2012
Kristin Boyd hopes the steps taken Sunday during the 2012 Mason Dixon Heart and Stroke Walk lead to strides in research that could save her 3-year-old son's life. “They're giving him three to five years to live. There currently is no cure, so we're hoping raising funds will help to find a cure,” Boyd said. The Boyd family, of Hagerstown, served as the walk's “Red Cap” family in support of the American Heart Association. Young Collin Boyd has hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a congenital defect that caused the left side of his heart not to develop.
by DON AINES | September 27, 2004 GREENCASTLE, Pa. - More walkers and more corporate participation resulted in a lot more money for the 11th annual American Heart Walk, which raised approximately $93,000 Sunday, organizers said. The amount raised was $18,000 above the $75,000 goal set by the Franklin/Fulton Division of the American Heart Association and much more than the $54,000 raised last year, according to Sharon Strike, the division's director of corporate events. Last year, about 365 people registered for the 4.8-mile walk that begins and ends at the Tayamentasachta Environmental Center.
by JENNIFER FITCH | September 25, 2006
GREENCASTLE, PA. - Thirteen became a lucky number Sunday for more than 500 people participating in Franklin and Fulton counties' Heart Walk, which in its 13th year raised just short of $150,000 for the American Heart Association. "Last year, we raised $111,000," event organizer Sharon Strike said. Clear skies and good spirits prevailed on the damp day that brought out young and old to fight heart disease and stroke. "We've had teams and sponsors who really raised more money than they have before," Strike said, noting that 650 people and 70 teams registered.
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