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Heart Walk at the Marietta Town Square

Atlanta, GA--  Cobb residents will take steps to improve their heart health October 23 when they participate in the American Heart Association’s Start! Heart Walk at the Marietta Town Square.

As the signature fund-raising event for the American Heart Association since 1994, the Start! Heart Walk promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun family environment. Last year, more than 1 million walkers raised more than $106 million in 425 Start! Heart Walks across the country to save lives from this country’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers, heart disease and stroke.

Each day, nearly 2,400 Americans die from a cardiovascular disease. That’s an average of one death every 37 seconds.  A leading risk factor for heart attack and stroke is lack of physical activity.

Preparedness Day Training Features Mobile Medical Surge Unit

Atlanta, GA-- You are invited to stop by and tour a Mobile Medical Surge Unit Thursday, Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. at the Cobb County Fire Supply Bldg front parking lot (next door to the Marietta Health Center).

In observance of National Preparedness Month,  the Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response, CDPH, is providing emergency preparedness training for their employees. In addition to education and information, the event will feature a Mobile Medical Surge Unit, which is a rapidly deployable asset provided by the Georgia Department of Community Health Division of Public Health.