2014 Heart & Sole Walk

2014 Heart & Sole Walk

Thank you for helping to make this years Heart and Sole Walk a success!  We had 163 walkers come out on a beautiful Saturday for the event.  With their help along with all the sponsors, we were able to raise $4667.00 which will be used to help maintain the 100 AED’s in the community!  Thank you for all your support and we look forward to seeing you next year!

NEMO Heart Health Makes a Donation

This summer NEMO Heart Health has been partnering with the Kirksville Parks and Recreation Department to bring the Kirksville community a little joy and physical activity on these warm summer evenings. The Neighborhood Block Parties at Memorial, Jaycee, PC Mills and Brashear Park have reached out to the youth of this community to bring fun-filled activities while stressing the importance of being healthy and active. The last block party held at Brashear Park on August 2nd, lead to NEMO Heart Health’s donation back to the Kirksville Parks and Recreation Department as a thanks for inviting us to work with them to serve this great community we call home!

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NEMO Heart Health Makes KTVO News Again

Board member, Dr. John Rickelman making KTVO news at Jaycee Park Grand Re-Opening! Encouraging both parents and children to become more active here:

Our partner, nutritionist Carrie Snyder of Snyder Nutrition Services, LLC, did a great job representing us! See what she had to say about NEMO RAAWKS.

Making Headlines

NEMO Heart Health’s first annual Celebrity Stride for Your Heart Day made the news! Kirksville Daily Express’ Taylor Muller wrote a gratifying article summarizing the event hosted at the local Hy-Vee.

‘Dozens of local celebrities took it in stride at Hy-Vee for the closeout event for NEMO Heart Health and its celebration of all things cardiac during February as Heart Month.
All throughout February the local heart health group hosted awareness events at Hy-Vee and throughout Kirksville aimed at encouraging and facilitating heart health both before and after crucial and dangerous moments like cardiac arrest or strokes.
“We just wanted to get people thinking about healthy activity,” said Troy Mihalevich, NEMO Heart Health Board president. “The month is an opportunity for people to think about heart health and the food we put in our bodies and our activity levels every day.”
For seven hours Saturday, about three dozen local celebrities, elected officials and city, Truman State and Northeast Regional employees took turns walking or jogging for 15 minutes on a treadmill situated in the middle of Hy-Vee.
The runners brought attention, and about $730 in donations, to NEMO Heart Health and its mission of heart care. After setting out to buy and place 50 automated external defibrillators in the Kirksville community in five years, the group has managed to place 100 AEDs in just the past four.
“We could have all 100 of our AEDs out there but if no one pulls it out of the cabinet or uses it at the important time, they’re worthless,” Mihalevich said.
With the automatic defibrillation units scattered across Kirksville, NEMO Heart Health is turning its attention to the education and prevention aspects of heart health, both informing the public on AED use, but also steps that can help prevent cardiac arrest and the need for an AED.
“We need to get the word out on how easy an AED is to use,” Mihalevich said. “This is a big deal. This can save peoples’ lives.”’

Read more at: http://www.kirksvilledailyexpress.com/article/20140
224/News/140229391#ixzz34FvxhyqV

Photos courtesy of Taylor Muller/Kirksville Daily Express

 

We’d like to give a big thanks to all of the local celebrities who walked for heart awareness and to everyone who donated to keep the celebrities on their feet. We were able to raise $730 thanks to all of you!