Dearborn County Hospital’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Departments are hosting their fifth annual Heart & Lung Health Walk on Saturday, Sept. 27. The 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) walk is on Dearborn Trails, a course on the Lawrenceburg Levee that is flat, paved and in places shaded by trees.
The walk is co-sponsored by Dearborn County Hospital, Lawrenceburg Fall Fest, the City of Lawrenceburg and the Lawrenceburg Conservancy District. Ivy Tech Community College-Riverfront Campus, 50 Walnut Street, is generously providing its facilities for pre- and post-walk activities.
Registration and pre-event activities begin at 9 a.m. on the third floor of the Ivy Tech building. Light refreshments will be available at that time. The walk begins at 10 a.m.
“The event was created to increase awareness of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation,” said Angie Johnson, R.N., DCH Lead Cardiac Rehabilitation Coordinator. “It’s a family friendly event and individuals of all ages are welcome to participate.”
Walkers will receive a goody bag containing promotional items and educational materials. Also, Dearborn County Hospital and local and regional businesses are providing gift certificates or items to be given as door prizes.
Each person walking will receive a ribbon. Walkers will be awarded a yellow ribbon for participation or a color coded ribbon for walking .5 miles, 1 mile, 1.5 miles, 2 miles or the entire course at 3.1 miles.
Spotters are stationed along the course in the event a walker would need assistance.
At the conclusion of the walk, participants may wish to attend additional Fall Fest activities, including free rides, a car show, chili cook-off and an evening concert.
Lawrenceburg Parking Garage free of charge. Directions to the garage, which is adjacent to the Ivy Tech-Riverfront Campus, are as follows: Take Eads Parkway/U.S. 50 to Arch Street (BP is on the corner).
Stay on Arch Street and at the third intersection take a right onto Tate Street. Go two blocks on Tate Street and turn left onto Short Street. Short Street ends at the parking garage entrance. Please note that portions of High and Walnut Streets will be closed due to the Fall Fest.
For more information, please call the DCH Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Departments at 812-532-2614 or 800-676-5572, ext. 2614, or email questions to email@example.com