Health fair promotes healthy heart

Health fair promotes healthy heart
February 11
00:00 2016
Zumba heart health fair participants work out on Friday, Feb 5.


Red H.E.A.R.R.T. hosted its 6th annual community evening event, Zumba Heart Health Fair, on February 5 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the YWCA at 1300 South Main Street.

The purpose of the event was to help women, men & children to focus on their health and give them the tools to help both themselves and their loved ones. The event included heart health assessments completed by the WSSU Nursing Program, Zumba sessions, and health stations that included information about the importance of fresh food, as well as opportunities to meet with nutritionists & dietitians.

Peggy Reingold is the honorary chairperson and has chaired this event for the last four years.

Red H.E.A.R.R.T.’s Initiative started in 2010 with a small Heart Health Fair and has since expanded to include all ages and incorporate the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system partnership with Mayor Allen Joines, the City of Winston-Salem, Novant and others. In 2013, as part of the campaign, more than 1,000 students and Mayor Allen Joines broke the Guinness World Record for having the most students doing Zumbatomic at one time. Last year, we expanded our reach to the overall community and colleges by asking all to join us for a Guinness world record attempt to do sit-ups for one minute at the Gateway YWCA – and they did just that.  Over 414 people within our community and Mayor Allen Joines broke the Guinness World Record for having the most people doing sit-ups at one time for one minute.

For more information, contact Cheryl Lindsay at 336-655-5101 or

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