Healthy Heart Day 2015

05/07/15

Healthy Heart Day 2015

 

More than 160 people from the greater Tucson community and student volunteers gathered for Healthy Heart Day 2015 in February for a highly interactive day that included (1), tai chi with Edna Silva, RN (2), laughter yoga with Emily Vance, EdD (3), health talks and a walk with a doctor session led by Nancy Sweitzer, MD, PhD, and Charles Katzenberg, MD, (4) and health screenings with UA College of Pharmacy students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leslie S. Ritter, PhD, RN, professor of nursing and neurology at the University of Arizona (left), was honored with the Mary Anne Fay (right) Heart Health Advocate of the Year Award. Dr. Ritter received the award in recognition of her dedication to stroke education and prevention, including frequent community presentations on behalf of the UA Sarver Heart Center Women’s Heart Health Education Committee, Minority Outreach Program and other groups. Since 2012, Dr. Ritter has facilitated monthly stroke-support groups in Tucson and Green Valley. During the last two years, she has worked with many Sarver Heart Center volunteers and members of the Women’s Committee to establish the Stroke Resource Center of Southern Arizona. This first-of-its-kind resource helps patients and families struggling to adjust after a life-altering stroke event. (More information is available at soazstrokeresources.org.) Dr. Ritter currently holds the William M. Feinberg Endowed Chair for Stroke Research.

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