Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, will host a special ‘Day of Dance’ event at Eatontown’s Monmouth Mall to raise awareness of American Heart Month.
On Saturday, February 15, at the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown, Monmouth Medical Center will present its Day of Dance & Go Red For Women Day Health Fairfrom noon to 4 p.m. in the Rotunda near the Food Court. Monmouth Medical Center is teaming up with the American Heart Association and 94.3 The Point radio station for a free Heart Month event featuring Tai Chi and Zumba demonstrations as well as a special appearance by the Monmouth University Hawks Dancers, healthy cooking and CPR demonstrations, health screenings and information, giveaways, prizes and a free raffle for a Kindle Fire HD. Special guest Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, who represents the 11th district and serves on the Assembly’s Women & Children Committee, will provide opening remarks at 12:30 p.m. on the stage.
A month-long national observance, American Heart Month urges citizens to recognize the nationwide problem of heart and blood vessel diseases and support all essential programs required to solve the problem. Barnabas Health’s southern region hospitals, which in addition to Monmouth include Ocean County’s Community Medical Center and Kimball Medical Center, are the region’s exclusive HeartCaring hospitals, a national designation reserved for a select group of hospitals and clinicians that signifies excellence in women’s cardiovascular care. To demonstrate their support of American Heart Month, the exterior of buildings at Community, Kimball and Monmouth Medical Centers have been illuminated in red in partnership with theAmerican Heart Association’s national Go Red For Womencampaign.
“Visitors to our Long Branch campus in February will notice that the exteriors of buildings are illuminated in red flood lights,” says Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS, president and chief executive officer of Monmouth Medical Center. “But our Go Red campaign is about much more than shining red lights - it’s about living a longer, stronger life and encouraging your loved ones to do the same.”
Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. It is also one of the most preventable. Monmouth Medical Center and its fellow Barnabas Health Heart Centers are hosting a range of screening events, educational programs, nutritional and heart disease risk assessments, and family-focused programs at Barnabas Health hospitals and community-based centers. From infant CPR courses to cardiac physicians explaining the latest guidelines for preventing heart attack and stroke, to dance parties that encourage people of all ages to get moving, all the activities are designed to improve the heart health of New Jersey residents.
For a full calendar of Barnabas Health Heart Centers events, visit www.BarnabasHealth.org/heartcenters .
About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest academic medical centers and has been a teaching affiliate of Philadelphia’s Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. The hospital is routinely recognized by HealthGrades, the nation’s largest premier independent health care quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org.