SVMC Heart Hike
The 29th annual Heart Hike and Community Wellness Walk with the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) cardiac rehabilitation program starts at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, at the Bennington Elks Lodge on Washington Avenue in Bennington. “Almost everyone knows someone who has heart disease,” said Patty Ryan, RN, nurse coordinator of SVMC’s cardiac rehab program. “Our goal is to increase awareness and get moving, so heart disease affects fewer of our area families.” One-, two- and three-mile courses are available. It’s is free and open to all, with no pre-registration required. Pre-walk warm ups will be led by SVMC cardiac rehab staff. To participate, call 802-447-5132.