DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (February 14, 2018) – Nearly 200 participants laced up for the 1st Annual My Heart Matters 5K Run and Walk presented by Halifax Health on February 11. Held in recognition of American Heart Month, the race event began on the campus of Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach. The course included a challenging .6-mile run/walk up the medical center campus’ six-story parking garage and continued on to Daytona State College’s campus before concluding at the France Tower at Halifax Health. The winners were Josh Ebert of DeLand (men’s division) and Angelika Grubel of Ormond Beach (women’s division). Proceeds raised from the race will go to the Halifax Health – Center for Cardiology to fight heart disease in Volusia County. The My Heart Matters 5K Run and Walk was the second race of the 2018 Live Your Life Well Race Series presented by Halifax Health. For a listing of upcoming races, visit www.lylwseries.com.
Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.