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Jackson County Heart Walk set for Saturday, March 30

The Jackson County Heart Walk, an event to benefit the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association, will take place on March 30, 2019 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Beach Park (located at 600 Park Street) in Pascagoula, MS. Approximately 500 guests are expected to attend the walk.

Co-chairing the Jackson County Heart Walk this year is Eric Washington, M.D. and Jeff Noblin, M.D. of Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists. The Executive Leadership Committee includes Alan Sudduth (Chevron), Amy Brandenstein (Chevron), Doug Bates (Encore Rehabilitation), Jennifer Garlich (First Federal), Karen Cole (Bancorp South), Rick Spaulding (Ingalls Shipbuilding), Richard Lucas, Caroline Bishop (City of Pascagoula), Cedrick Hurd (Mississippi Power), Robert Johnson, M.D. (Singing River Health System), Myrtle Delgado, Susan Russell (Singing River Health System), David McCormick (Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick), and former Pascagoula mayor Jim Blevins.

The event is sponsored by Ingalls Shipbuilding; Chevron; International Marine & Industrial Applicators; Singing River Health System; Craft and Technical Solutions; Compton Engineering Inc.; Absolute Protection; BancorpSouth; Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists; Brock Services; Cornerstone Group; Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick; the City of Pascagoula; Encore Rehabilitation Center; First Federal; Gulf Coast Pediatric Center; Gulf Sales and Supply; Lockard and Williams Insurance Services; MEITEC; MS Export RR; Navigator Credit Union; Southern Mississippi Heart Center, P.A.; Willis of Mississippi; Zachry, Petro Chevrolet Petro Cadillac, WLOX, The Mississippi Press, and iHeart Media.

Combining fitness and philanthropy, this annual walk brings together walk teams, individual walkers, survivors of heart disease and stroke, and lifestyle change heroes who are all taking steps toward a healthier lifestyle while raising funds to combat heart disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 5 leading killers of American men and women. Proceeds go toward funding research, education and community programs targeting these issues.

You can help make a difference by sponsoring the event, forming a Heart Walk team, or by joining us at the walk next spring. For more information on the event, please visit www.jacksoncountyheartwalk.org.

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