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Another Successful George County Heart Walk

Thursday, March 26, 2015

George Regional Health System Hosts 3rd Annual Event

Cloudy skies and warm temperatures made it a perfect morning for runners to participate in the 3rd Annual George County Heart Walk held March 21. Ninety-two 5K participants crossed the finish line and another 30 plus participated in the One Mile Fun Run.

Each year, the annual Heart Walk is combined with the Baby Reunion at George Regional Hospital which included two free Easter egg hunts, face painting, balloons and refreshments. The Baby Reunion is a fun day where the families from the previous year are invited to the hospital. Each child is given an Easter basket, a silver frame, stuffed animal, and other goodies. Since the Birth Center re-opened in 2011, Dr. Jay Pinkerton of Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates has delivered 695 babies including three sets of twins.

Although the Heart Walk is a day of fun, heart disease is a very serious matter. It’s the number one cause of death in Mississippi. All of the money raised goes directly to the American Heart Association. The walk encourages exercise and fitness, and highlights the heart care services available at George Regional Hospital. Because a 5K, which is 3.1 miles, is too far for some people who still may want to participate, a one mile fun run was added to the day’s events. Medals were given to the first and second place 5K finishers in each age division. The Overall male and female winners received plaques. Every child entered received a medal.

Female Overall Results
Aliesha Brown, Lucedale, 24:42 12:21

Male Overall Results
Jason Craft, Lucedale, 20:30 10:15

Female Age Group: 10 – 14
Serena Howell, Lucedale
Shelby Strange, Lucedale

Male Age Group: 10 – 14
Trent Howell, Lucedale
Justin Trussell, Lucedale

Female Age Group: 15-19
Kaitlin Gibson, Lucedale
Harlee Mirabella, Lucedale

Female Age Group: 20-29
Sara Hanser, Lucedale
Kori Ferguson, Lucedale

Male Age Group: 20-29
Sonny Kimble, Lucedale

Female Age Group: 30-39
Joyce Ledbetter, Deer Park, AL
Emily Pinkerton, Lucedale

Male Age Group: 30-39
Andy Moss, Lucedale
Blake Cooper, Lucedale

Female Age Group: 40-49
Lisa Fenlay, Lucedale
Tina McDoniel, Lucedale

Male Age Group: 40-49
Sean Malone, Lucedale
Eddie Courtney, Lucedale

Female Age Group: 50-59
Renee Wachsman, Lucedale
Sue Barnes, Lucedale

Male Age Group: 50-59
Andy McDonald, Lucedale
Charlie Flurry, Lucedale

Male Age Group: 60+
Dennis Moffett, Lucedale

5K Heart Walk Results
Heart Walk Photos
Baby Reunion Photos