2019 Paint the Night Red Runs from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
BREVARD COUNTY • ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA – To commemorate Heart Month, Rockledge Regional Medical Center will host its fifth annual “Paint the Night Red for Heart Health” event, providing members of the community with lifesaving information and free cardiac health screenings.
A partnership between the Rockledge and the American Heart Association, the 2019 Paint the Night Red is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 28 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and will take place at Rockledge Regional Medical Center’s Rockledge Café at 110 Longwood Ave., Rockledge.
“We are thrilled to once again partner with the American Heart Association for Paint the Night Red, our annual effort to raise awareness and encourage our community members to care for their hearts,” said Andy Romine, president of Rockledge Regional Medical Center.
“During an average lifetime, the heart pumps millions of gallons of blood throughout every part of the body – it’s an extremely efficient, hard-working machine. The trouble is, we often take all that work for granted because it goes on without our thinking about it. Each year during Heart Month, we want to underscore for our patients the importance of cardiac care.”
This year’s Paint the Night Red will feature several different health screenings, lectures by health professionals, education forums and prizes. Attendees can sample an array of healthful hors d’oeuvres and enjoy the convenience of complimentary valet parking.
Physicians and staff will also be on hand to provide vital information about heart health. The speakers include Amit Sharma, MD, an interventional cardiologist; and Linda Shankland, BS, RD, LDN, CLC, a nutritionist. Scheduled for 5:30 and 6:15 p.m., their talks are designed to educate attendees on practical steps they can take to keep their hearts at peak well-being.
Paint the Night Red is again offering its informative tour of the catheter lab – the hospital’s high-tech facility where physicians insert stents and pacemakers, and perform other lifesaving cardiac procedures. In addition, attendees get access to free screenings that include blood pressure, pulse-oxygen levels and body mass index.
Paint the Night Red will continue to reinforce the mission set forth by The American Heart Association and its efforts to raise awareness to fight heart disease.
The American Heart Association’s Brevard County Heart Walk is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Feb. 23 at The Avenue Viera, 2261 Town Center Ave. in Viera. The walk will include both a three- and one-mile option.
Those who plan to attend Paint the Night Red should RSVP by visiting rockledgeregional.org or calling 321-637-2727. In the spirit of the event, the hospital encourages all guests to wear red.
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