Providence preschoolers to take part in Mini Heart Run April 15

April 14, 2016
Anchorage, Alaska – Providence Center for Child Development (CCD) preschool children will take part in the 15th annual Mini Heart Run from 10-11 a.m. April 15 at the Providence Health Park courtyard.

The event – organized by the Providence Center for Childhood Development in partnership with the American Heart Association, Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute and the Alaska Children’s Heart Center – is designed to encourage children to stay active by promoting a heart-healthy lifestyle.

“Children have been preparing for the event by exploring healthy hearts and fitness through classroom curriculum , “said Margaret Bauer, director of Work Life Services, Providence Health & Services Alaska. “Additionally, the children are training each day on the playground. Providence CCD staff members and families have been emphasizing the importance of fitness and participate in several local community running events together throughout the year.”

Although the event is not open to the public, media interested in covering should RSVP to the Providence Health & Services Alaska 24-hour media line by calling 212-6083.

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About Providence Alaska Medical Center
Providence Alaska Medical Center, a nationally recognized trauma center, is part of Providence Health & Services, a not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities. For more information about PAMC, visit: alaska.providence.org.

About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, the AHA organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters working tirelessly to eliminate these diseases. The AHA funds innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to save and improve lives. For more information about the AHA, visit: www.heart.org.