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  • American Heart Association honors Bayhealth

  • The American Heart Association's Delaware Heart Walk recently recognized Bayhealth as the top fundraiser in southern Delaware with a total contribution of nearly $30,000.
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  • The American Heart Association's Delaware Heart Walk recently recognized Bayhealth as the top fundraiser in southern Delaware with a total contribution of nearly $30,000.
    American Heart Association Delaware Heart Walk Director Dan Green recognized Bayhealth during a ceremony held at Kent General Hospital.
    The money raised will support research and education in the fight against heart disease and stroke.
    Sheri Minear, site supervisor at Bayhealth's Lifestyles Fitness Center and Bayhealth Company Chairperson for the Southern Delaware Heart Walks, accepted the award on behalf of Bayhealth. 2012 marked the 14th year Bayhealth has received the award.
    The AHA's annual Heart Walks have a dual focus: to motivate communities to take steps towards healthier lives through exercise, and to raise money to support the AHA's battle against cardiovascular disease, the #1 cause of death in the United States.
    The Southern Delaware Heart Walk
    Tom Pribanic, a volunteer at the Bayhealth Cancer Center, Kent General, lost his mother to heart disease. But, Pribanic helped his father, John Pribanic Sr., 103, recover from two serious falls that resulted in hip surgery. Pribanic attributes his father's longevity to Bayhealth and the American Heart Association.
    "My father was able to avoid pacemaker surgery with an aggressive regimen of exercise and therapeutic monitoring," Pribanic said. "He swam three times a week until his 100th birthday. Supporting the Heart Walk is our way of giving back."

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