ATLANTA – October 25, 2011 – Mrs. Georgia 2010 LaLona Richards will join about 25 staff members from VeinInnovations and their families to take part in the Saturday, October 29th Metro Atlanta Heart Walk. VeinInnovations is also the Heart Walk Team Photo Area sponsor.
The 5K (3.1-mile) Metro Atlanta Heart Walk kicks off from the Turner Field green lot in downtown Atlanta at 9 a.m.
“Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 3 causes of death in the United States and more than 1 million Americans die from these to diseases every year,” said David A. Martin, President and CEO of VeinInnovations. “Vein health is a key component to reducing the potential of heart problems, strokes and other ailments and several people in our office have lost loved ones and friends to heart attacks and strokes. So it’s natural that our team would participate in this walk to help raise funds for and awareness about fighting these diseases.”
Richards, crowned Mrs. Georgia 2010 last year, is a spokesperson for and client of VeinInnovations. She has a long history of partnering with VeinInnovations staff on charity efforts, including this upcoming walk and partnering with VeinInnovations to collect books for the Frankie’s First book drive.
“I was very excited to be asked to join the VeinInnovations team for this walk,” said Richards. “I really enjoy working with the VeinInnovtions team and this walk helps bring attention to two diseases that touch so many people here in Georgia and across the country.”
At the VeinInnovations-sponsored team photo area, booth No. 45 in the “Celebrate Success” area at the event, teams can have their pictures taken and leave with a free photo to commemorate the event.
Walk participants should arrive before 8 a.m., where they will be able to participate in heart screenings and enjoy entertainment and activities for children. Participation in the walk or supporting walkers with donations helps support critical, lifesaving initiatives to help fight heart disease and stroke. To join or support the VeinInnovations team, please click here. For more information about the 2011 Metro Atlanta Heart Walk, please visit www.atlantaheartwalk.org.
VeinInnovations was founded in Atlanta in 2002 to meet the challenges and opportunities presented by the remarkable technological advances in the diagnosis and treatment of vein disease. These advances included new, more sensitive imaging devices and an entirely new array of treatment options that are catheter based and designed for the office, thus eliminating the need for hospitalization. At the time of its founding, VeinInnovations was the only vein specialist facility in Georgia operated by physicians board-certified in vascular medicine and which offered every treatment option available. The clinic remains to this day the only practice to meet those criteria. From its founding, VeinInnovations has focused solely on the diagnosis and treatment of vein disease, including varicose and spider veins. In this way, the clinic can provide the very best possible vein treatment, and help all patients have Great Legs For Life. For more information, please visit www.veininnovations.com.
David A. Martin, VeinInnovations’ president and CEO, is available for interviews on vein health and treatments. Please contact Mark Scott with Schroder Public Relations at 404-872-7289 ext. 4, 404-771-8658 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org
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