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11th Annual Lub Dub Run registration is now open


Sedalia, Missouri, February 8, 2018To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, Bothwell Regional Health Center Foundation is proud to sponsor the 11th Annual Lub Dub Run, presented by the Missouri Heart Center.

The Lub Dub Run is Saturday, April 28, at Bothwell Regional Health Center. The Lub Dub Run, named after the sound of a healthy heartbeat, benefits the Camye Callis Gaspard Memorial Heart Fund, which helps finance improvements in cardiovascular treatment at BRHC in Pettis and Benton counties.

“The Lub Dub Run is an exceptional event for both competitive runners and beginners,” said Rick Schlesselman, Lub Dub Run race director and Bothwell Foundation board member.  “This event is a community event, and we encourage everyone to come out and walk, run, volunteer or just cheer on the participants.”

The Lub Dub Run includes 10K and 5K runs, a 5K walk and a kids run. All events begin and end at the Bothwell Regional Health Center’s south parking lot on East 15th Street. Registration is available online at www.brhc.org/LubDub2018. For more information or to volunteer, call the Bothwell Foundation at 660-829-7786.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, one in four deaths is caused by heart disease. The good news is heart disease often can be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices.

Healthy Heart at a Glance
You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk:               
  • Watch your weight.

  • Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.

  • Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.

  • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.

  • Get active and eat healthy.

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