CrossFit, Zumba, Walking or Chi Walking-- those are the choices the participants of the 10th Annual HeartStrings event will have on Sunday, February 12 from 12-6pm at the Asheville Mall, Tunnel Rd, Asheville. HeartStrings is a fun, physical fundraiser benefiting the Western Carolina Medical Society's Project Access™ program. Individuals, families, groups and business/medical practice teams participate in one hour of exercise. All ages are encouraged to participate.
HeartStrings individuals, families and teams will enjoy exercise, educational sessions, giveaways, healthy snacks and free blood pressure, BMIs, teaching Compression Only CPR, cardiac and health-related screenings.
There is a $30 registration fee and participants may raise additional funds to be eligible for prizes and incentives, including water bottles, special edition technical shirts and jackets. And fundraisers are also eligible for prizes for top earners. A Post-Event Participant & Sponsor and Thank You Party will be taking place on Sunday, February 26, 4 to 7 pm at Barley’s Taproom, Downtown Asheville
WCMS would like to recognize our sponsors to date: Asheville Anesthesia Associates and a grant made possible by CVS. Special consideration and support is provided by the Asheville Mall, CrossFit Asheville, CarePartners Mall Walkers program, ChiWalking, area Zumba specialists and Inspired Image.
Additionally, as part of the special, 10th Annual HeartStrings event, a Project Access™ benefit classical music concert featuring area string and piano ensembles called “Keys to the HeartStrings” will be held on Saturday January 28, 2012 at3:00 p.m. at the Oakley United Methodist Church, 607 Fairview Road, Asheville. All proceeds from donations collected benefit the Project Access ™ program. For further information contact Abby Bates at 828 274-7656
The community’s help is needed for HeartStrings to be successful. For information on how you can participate in HeartStrings, go to www.mywcms.org/HeartStrings2012, call 828-274-2267, or contact Sheri at firstname.lastname@example.org. To become a sponsor, contact Miriam at email@example.com.
About the Western Carolina Medical Society (WCMS)
The Western Carolina Medical Society is the physicians’ voice, advocating for the health of the medical profession, the health of the patient, and the health of the community.
The Buncombe County Medical Society was established in 1885 by area physicians. Since then, the society has carried out its mission of advocacy, creating the high quality of healthcare we now enjoy.
Regional expansion of the Medical Society in 2011 was the impetus behind our name change to the Western Carolina Medical Society. An innovator, collaborator and community partner, WCMS is committed to supporting and advocating for physicians across Western North Carolina.
About WCMS Project Access™
Project Access™ provides a coordinated system for helping low-income, uninsured people get the care they need in an efficient and cost effective way. The Project Access network of providers served over 4,000 low-income, uninsured patients at a value of $14 million last year. As unemployment and insurance costs rise, the numbers of uninsured continue to climb.