February 10, 2005

Official unveiling of the York Region Heart Health Quilt

NEWMARKET –York Region Health Services celebrates the official unveiling of the York Region Heart Health Quilt.  The quilt will be used to promote a heart healthy lifestyle through community events and displays. The quilters will be recognized as part of the events festivities.
WHEN: February 14, 2005
  11:00 a.m.
WHERE: York Region Administrative Centre, Great Hall
  17250 Yonge St., Newmarket
BACKGROUND:  The Heart Health Quilt was crafted by quilters from across York Region including staff from York Region Health Services.  Each quilted square presents a different heart health message, unique to each artist in design and focus.  Be heart healthy:
• Be physically active
• Eat a healthy diet
• Live tobacco-free
• Manage stress
The event includes educational displays from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, heartyparty.com York Region Heart Health Program, York Region Emergency Medical Services and the York Region Health Services Chronic Disease Prevention Team. 
Photo of the quilt
For information on living a heart healthy lifestyle or other health-related matters, contact       York Region Health Services Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653 or visit www.york.ca.
Attachment:  York Region Heart Health Quilt
Contact:   Sandra Crescenzi, York Region Health Services
905 830-4444 Ext.4195

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