On Sunday, Feb. 16, in celebration of National Heart Month, WCA Hospital will host the third annual Strike Out Heart Disease Bowl-A-Thon at the Fountain Bowl, 3316 Fluvanna Ave., Jamestown.
Presented by Serta and Moran's Floor Store, the charity event will promote good heart health and pay tribute to loved ones who have battled, or are battling heart disease.
"Preventing heart disease starts by taking small steps toward making daily lifestyle changes, such as increasing physical activity," says Toni DeAngelo, community health and wellness director at WCA Hospital. "This bowling event gives us an opportunity to take part in a fun, physical activity with friends and family, while we also pay tribute to loved ones who have battled heart disease."
Pictured, the Fountain Bowl mascot and Tammara L.C. Hodges, WCA Hospital director of imaging services, promote the third annual Strike Out Heart Disease Bowl-A-Thon that will take place on Sunday, Feb. 16, at the Fountain Bowl in Jamestown. Pre-registration forms are now available online at www.wcahospital.org or at WCA Hospital. Money raised will benefit the patients served by the WCA Heart Center.
The bowling event will begin with sign-in and a basket giveaway at 1 p.m., followed by bowling at 2 p.m. Both short- and long-sleeve Strike Out Heart Disease tee shirts are on sale at WCA Hospital and will be available at the event. In addition, WCA is accepting donations for tribute hearts that will be displayed in honor or in memory of loved ones who are heart patients.
All of the proceeds will benefit the WCA Heart Center through the purchase of new equipment for the Cardiology, Cardiac Catherization, and Cardiac Rehab departments.
Pre-registration forms are available online at www.wcahospital.org, at the Fountain Bowl or at WCA Hospital Office of Development, Wellness, and Cardiology. For $15, attendees will get three games of bowling, shoes and heart-healthy snacks. Bowling will be organized in a Scotch Doubles format, a format which allows sign up as a team of two or as an individual. Registration is required and is limited to the first 240 bowlers.
For more information, call Karl Sisson, WCA director of development, at 664-8423.