The first Healthy Heart Run to have
Palmer Chiropractic Clinics as the title
sponsor was an overwhelming success. It
set a record with more than 400 runners
and walkers taking part in the Healthy
Heart 1 mile, 5K and 10K. Filling the
City Center Complex in Port Orange
with participants, families and friends,
the event was a nice complement to the
Florida Campus Homecoming activities
occurring right next door.
Now in its seventh year, the run is designed
to bring about awareness of heart
disease and its prevention. Beneficiaries of
the event are the YMCA and Run For a
Cause, a non-profit fundraising organization.
The race also enables people of all
ages and fitness levels to participate, such
as a man in his late eighties at this year’s
run who used a walker and a mother of
three who pushed her children in a stroller
over the one-mile course.
Palmer’s Florida Campus Sports Council
provided care to many of the runners
before and after the event. Not only was
Palmer a proud sponsor, but one of its
own students, Craig Henry, at left, finished
first overall in the 5K. In 2011, the Palmer
Clinics will continue in their role as title
sponsor for the Healthy Heart Run.