900 participants ran for heart health in Methodist Mansfield’s Run With Heart
Feb 04, 2016 07:01AM
● By Kevin
It was perfect weather and perfect conditions to set some records! More than 900 men, women, and children lined up before 8 a.m. to raise money and awareness to fight heart disease. In the half marathon, Chris Myers won the overall award in the men’s division with a time of 1:13:55.8, and Lesley Burke took the overall women’s award in the half with a time of 1:32:36.4.
The USTAF certified race celebrated those living a heart-healthy lifestyle and others who’ve survived heart disease. It was also a time to honor those who have lost their battle with heart disease.
The Rev. Elias Lopez, chaplain at Methodist Mansfield, opened the morning in prayer outside Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. Marathon runner and Methodist Mansfield President John Phillips, FACHE, welcomed the crowd.
All the money raised benefits the new Amon G. Carter Foundation Heart and Vascular Center which now offers the latest in cardiaccare including catheterization and electrophysiology. Some of the procedures offered will be cardiac ablations, loop recorders, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), and single or dual chamber pacemakers. Two weeks ago, Methodist Mansfield cardiologist Aamir Amin, MD implanted the first MRI-safe ICD into a 41 year old patient.
It’s this type of life-saving care that makes Methodist Mansfield a leader in health care in North Texas. Thank you to all who participated in today’s race!
Information submitted by Angel Biasatti, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center - Mansfield, TX