Walk and fair planned for heart health

CARLSBAD — The annual 5K Walk For Life and Community Health Fair, hosted by the Cardiovascular Disease Foundation of Carlsbad, is set from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 18 at the Oceanside Pier & Amphitheater, 200 North Strand. The event raises money to support CVDF’s free outreach programs and services, which promote cardiovascular health by teaching people of all ages how to make lifestyle changes in order to prevent heart disease and its many risk factors.
Mayor “Bud” Lewis of Carlsbad and Mayor Jim Wood of Oceanside will officially start the walk at 10 a.m. The 5K walk will start and finish at the Oceanside Pier with the course on the scenic boardwalk along the beach. Walk entry fee for adults is $25 and children 12 and under walk free. The entry form and online registration are available at www.WalkForLife.us. Registration on the day of the event will begin at 9 a.m. Wheelchairs and strollers are welcome. Form a Walking Team and win prizes.
The Community Health Fair will offer vendor booths providing samples of health-related products and services. Exhibitor booth and sponsor information can be found at www.WalkForLife.us. Free health screenings such as cholesterol and glucose tests, blood pressure and body fat checks will be given by the Cardiovascular Disease Foundation (for accurate readings, a 12-hour fast is required before receiving cholesterol or glucose screenings). The day will also include live music by several bands and entertainment groups on the big stage along with healthy food, prizes, face painting, children’s games and discovery stations.
The Cardiovascular Disease Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) charitable organization based in Carlsbad. Its mission is to improve the quality of life by promoting cardiovascular health through prevention, research, and education.
For more information call (760) 730-1471.

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