Cook Strait Swim, New Zealand

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

2012 Slide Show of "Swim for your Heart..Feb 14"

I just posted the slide show of the 2012 "Swim for your Heart..Feb14" global swim event.  It's located on the lower right column of this blog.  It was a great event worldwide.   And, now the countdown to February 14, 2013.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Global Swim Event

In less than twenty-four hours, swimmers worldwide will join in thought and action to bring an awareness of heart disease and prevention by joining "Swim for your Heart..Feb 14".  Swimmers from twenty-nine countries will be participating.  You are welcomed to join us.  It's easy!  Go for a swim on February 14 and send a donation to your favorite heart charity or heart program. Our goal is to bring awareness to heart disease, its prevention, and to educate and support Heart Programs throughout the world.  Here in the great state of Maine (my home state), there are fourteen locations where swimmers will be participating. In northern Maine, Eastern Maine Medical Center has joined with the American Heart Association of Maine in promoting their event at several locations. Proceeds will go to the American Heart Association of Maine.  In southern Maine,  Maine Medical Center Cardiac Rehabilitation Turning Points has promoted this event at several locations.  The Maine Heart Center will be at each location in southern Maine at designated times to provide free blood pressures, free cholesterol test, and heart healthy pamphlets. Proceeds will go to MMC Turning Points.  For further information on schedule of events and to send a donation please visit the website http://swimforyourheartfeb14.com  and view "The Maine Event". Last Saturday, Olympic Gold Medalist Ian Crocker came to Maine to help promote this event. He met with hundreds of swimmers and parents in a "meet and greet" at several pool locations.  He was joined by David Cimmet who helped promote this event. Ian's mother who has been instrumental in organizing the southern Maine event.  It was an honor for me to be part of this group.  Please consider making a donation to your favorite heart charity.  Thank you.