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Fired Up for Heart Health: A Gwinnett Medical Center Cook Off with Firefighters
Please join Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC) as they host Fired Up for Heart Health on Saturday, June 23,from 10 a.m. to noon. According to a recent study, firefighters have a 300 percent increased risk of developing heart disease as compared to the general population. To help extinguish this startling statistic, GMC’s Strickland Heart Center is sponsoring a heart healthy cooking contest for local fire and emergency services personnel.
The contest will promote heart health through nutritious, satisfying meals prepared by local firefighters. Contest recipes will be available to the public.
While the teams cook, attendees can learn about tips for healthy cooking, receive a complimentary blood pressure check and enter into drawings for great door prizes. We even have a healthy eating coloring booth for children. It's never too early to learn heart healthy eating habits! Or take a tour of a fire truck and learn more about what it takes to be a firefighter.
When: Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Georgia Gwinnett College, Student Center (Building E), Dining Hall, First Floor, 1000 University Lane, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
TO RSVP: Please visit http://www.gmc-rsvp.org/
More About Georgia Gwinnett College
In 2005, Governor Perdue signed a law creating the state's first new four-year, public college in more than 100 years. Just one year later, Georgia Gwinnett College opened its doors. Now there are nearly 3,000 students from all over Georgia and the world working toward one of 12 degrees in fields including biology, information technology and criminal justice.