Frye Regional Announces 2019 Community Heart and Stroke Walk

April 17, 2019

(Hickory, NC, April 16, 2019) – It’s time to lace up your sneakers for the 2019 Frye Regional Heart and Stroke Walk, scheduled for Saturday, May 4, at 8 a.m. at Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Moretz Sports Complex track.

Attendees are encouraged to register online for this free community health awareness event and survivor celebration by visiting https://fryeheartandstrokewalk2019.eventbrite.com

The first 300 individuals who register online will have a complimentary T-shirt reserved for them at the walk.

The event schedule includes:

8 a.m. – 8:30 – T-shirt pick up; Health and Information fair opens

8:30 a.m. – Brief Program and Survivor Recognition

8:40 a.m. – Walk beings; Health and Information fair reopens

10 a.m. – Walk concludes 

“This year, we have expanded our walk to include our cardiovascular and stroke survivors,” said Gar Atchison, Frye Regional CEO. “This event continues to grow and we often see families and friends walking together and supporting each other. It’s a great day where we can recognize our survivors and take the opportunity to educate our community on tips that may save their lives or the life of someone they love—from hands-only CPR to ways to prevent heart disease and stroke.”

In addition to the walk (in which individuals are encouraged to walk as much as they’d like around the ¼ mile track), the family-friendly event will include activities for children, stroke and heart risk assessments, hands-only CPR demonstrations and nutritional information.

About Frye Regional Medical Center

A part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, Frye Regional Medical Center has served the health and medical needs of the residents of the Catawba Valley region since 1911 with a commitment to delivering high quality and compassionate care with a focus on patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes. Frye Regional Medical Center includes a 355-bed acute care hospital, home to the Frye Heart Center, Brain Center, Cancer Center, General and Bariatric Surgery, Emergency Services, Advanced Orthopedics, Neurosciences, Women's Birthing Center and Inpatient Rehabilitation. The system also includes the Frye South Campus, an inpatient adult behavioral health treatment center designed to provide therapeutic stabilization. Frye Regional also offers the region access to more than 60 primary care and specialty care providers through the FryeCare Physicians Network.