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April 24, 2013: Tip-Off for Heart

Last Fall, the American Heart Association announced a new local initiative called “Men of Heart”, aimed at raising awareness surrounding men’s heart health. Heart disease is the number one killer in America with more than 2,500 heart attacks and 2,100 strokes occurring each day.

Mike Brey, head coach of the men's basketball team at the University of Notre Dame, will lead this new initiative through a series of “Men of Heart” events.  Next month, Coach Brey will host “Tip-Off for Heart”.  This event will be held at the Joyce Center on the Notre Dame campus, Wednesday, April 24 from 2pm-8pm.

Participants will receive a hands-on experience while learning about nutrition, health risk factors, tips on getting active and the game of basketball. The event will conclude with dinner in Club Naimoli with Coach Brey, where he will lead a film breakdown session with the group and discuss his support of the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association.

The event is open to men 21 years and older; and the cost is $145 per person.  To reserve your spot, please contact the American Heart Association at 574.274.1783 or visit www.ABC57.com and click on the “Tip-Off for Heart” icon.  You can also email michael.jines@heart.org for questions.

“I am thrilled to be partnering with the American Heart Association on this new event, Tip-Off for Heart,” says Coach Brey.  “Our coaches and support staff are looking forward to working with the participants on ways to stay active and make healthy choices.  We’ll run you through the stretches and drills our players work on, we’ll have a nutritionist and a doctor on hand to give you helpful information, and we’ll talk Notre Dame Basketball.”

“Men of Heart” is comprised of men who want to prevent fathers, brothers, sons and friends from ever having to experience heart disease. By participating in educational programs throughout the community and helping to raise funds for lifesaving cardiovascular research, “Men of Heart” will work to accomplish this goal. 

This event is sponsored in part by Bayer HealthCare, ABC 57 News, WSBT 96.1 FM, Martin’s Super Markets, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and adidas.

Click here for the Tip-Off for Heart fact sheet

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM

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