Eleven north country women have committed to making healthy lifestyle changes and improving hearth health through the American Heart Association’s north country BetterU campaign, which commenced on Sept. 20 and runs through Dec. 17, with the participants sharing their success stories at the annual North Country Heart Walk Kick-Off in January.
The participants, who range in age from 25 to 60, were chosen from a pool of nearly 50 applicants this summer by a panel that included personnel from the American Heart Association, Samaritan Medical Center and the YMCA, according to Kristy Smorol, AHA communications director. The panel took into account factors including applicants’ goals, background, heart disease risk and personal motivation, she said.
Samaritan and the YMCA are sponsors of the event, along with media sponsors WWNY-TV, Froggy 97 and the Watertown Daily Times. [Read more...]