The second annual Walk 4 Cardiac Health takes place this Saturday, May 4 in Abbotsford to raise funds for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. Submitted photo

Walk 4 Cardiac Health raises funds for hospital exercise machine

Event takes place Saturday, May 4 at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford

The second annual Walk 4 Cardiac Health takes place Saturday, May 4 in Abbotsford to raise funds for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation (FVHCF).

The event is held in conjunction with Walk with Your Doc, which is organized by the Division of Family Practice Abbotsford.

The walk starts at 10 a.m. at Mill Lake Park, with funds going towards a second Nu Step T4R exercise machine at Abbotsford Regional Hospital (ARH) to benefit cardiac patients.

“This event is a perfect opportunity to bring your friends, family or co-workers together and kick-start your day while fundraising to support cardiac health,” says Whitney Hendry, clinical exercise physiologist at ARH.

Cardiac rehabilitation is a program that helps patients become more active and to make lifestyle changes that lead to a stronger heart and better health.

The cardiac rehabilitation team guides patients through healthy-heart education classes and supervised exercise programs to help them feel better and reduce the risk of future heart problems.

Visit fvhcf.ca/events or call 1-877-661-0314 to register for the walk or to make a donation.

The FVHCF raises funds for vital equipment and programs funded or endorsed by the Fraser Health Authority. It serves Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Hope, Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs.

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