Healthy Heart Run participants getting screened by Sports
Topping last year’s record of 600 participants, the 2012 Palmer
Chiropractic Clinics Healthy Heart Run surpassed that number
by attracting more than 800 runners and walkers. The Healthy
Heart Run was held on Feb. 18.
“Palmer’s Healthy Heart Run has become the largest running
event in Port Orange, and there’s no reason to think it won’t be
even bigger next year,” says Chris Batista, race director, Alta
Vista Sports. “I also think that the opportunities to promote the
Palmer brand through all the media connected to the run have
increased greatly.” Staged at the Port Orange City Center Park,
runners traverse in and around the Florida Campus and neighboring
community to complete the course.
In keeping with the mission of raising awareness of heart
disease, many of the participants stopped by Palmer’s Sports
Council treatment area for blood pressure and other health
screenings. The Sports Council also provided pre- and postrace
care to dozens of runners.
“We hope that people are making the connection between
chiropractic care and their overall health,” says Dana Brindisa,
an 11th quarter student intern. “As people come by for a health
screening, they get to experience chiropractic care in action.”