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Rams and Barnes-Jewish to Host Wellness Zone

Posted Feb 11, 2013


On Sunday, February 17, the St. Louis Rams are partnering with the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart & Vascular Center to host the Heart & Vascular Wellness Zone at the ContinuityX Training Center. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., participants can talk about heart-healthy nutrition and exercise and meet with heart and vascular experts while enjoying the Rams experience in the process.

“Heart disease is something we are all very passionate about and we are excited to partner with the St. Louis Rams in hosting our first annual Heart and Vascular Wellness Zone,” said Patti Crimmins Reda, RN, MSN, Heart and Vascular Center executive director. “This is a great opportunity for families to learn simple things they can do to live a healthy life, assess their current heart health through screenings by our experts and learn about the amazing breakthroughs taking place at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart & Vascular Center, all while getting a behind-the-scenes look at our St. Louis Rams.”

In order to educate participants on heart disease prevention and treatment options, various stations will be set up throughout the Rams’ indoor practice facility. Physicians and nurses will be available to answer questions regarding heart conditions and can also provide information on the latest technology used to treat different diseases. The event will also feature the world’s largest human heart exhibit through which participants will be able to explore.

Those in attendance will also be able to sample snacks that are heart-healthy. In addition, the Heart & Vascular Wellness Zone will offer healthy cooking tips to be used at home. It is the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart & Vascular Center’s way of educating people about heart-healthy nutrition. And to drive home the point of getting and staying healthy, attendees will have the chance to participate in an exercise demonstrations and evaluations.

During the 2012 season, the Rams and the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Transplant  Center teamed up to host a “Transplant Awareness Day” at the Edward Jones Dome. The program was successful in educating the public on the organization’s organ transplant programs. It also served to honor a large group of transplant recipients.

The Rams and the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart & Vascular Center are hoping for similar success on February 17. To put the heart wellness into perspective, attendees will be able to tour the ContinuityX Training Center, which includes stops in the Rams locker room, weight room and training room. Rams players, cheerleaders and Rampage will also be on hand to take part in a meet and greet. In addition, great Rams prizes such as autographed merchandise, VIP passes to the Official Rams Draft Day Party and a Training Camp practice and premium lower-level tickets with on-field access will be awarded throughout the program.

Due to the high number of responses, registration for the Heart & Vascular Wellness Zone is full. If interested in signing up to receive updates for future events, please visit http://www.barnesjewish.org/e-news.

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