Dearborn County Hospital’s Cardiac
and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department is hosting its
third annual Heart & Lung Health Walk on Saturday,
September 29. The 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) walk is held
in conjunction with Lawrenceburg’s Fall Fest.
Co-sponsored by Dearborn County
Hospital, Lawrenceburg Fall Fest and the City of
Lawrenceburg, this non-competitive walk/run will take
place on Dearborn Trails located on the Ohio River levee
beginning atop the Lawrenceburg Parking Garage. The
course is flat and paved.
Each person walking will receive a
ribbon. Walkers will be awarded either a yellow ribbon
for participation, or a color coded ribbon for walking
.5 miles, 1 mile, 1.5 miles, 2 miles or the entire
course at 3.1 miles.
“The monies raised will be used to
assist in the purchase of educational materials and
other items to enhance our programs,” stated Angie
Johnson, R.N., DCH Lead Cardiac Rehabilitation
Coordinator and the walk’s organizer. “We hope everyone
will come out and show support for all individuals with
heart or lung illnesses. Please help us to fight
cardiac and pulmonary illnesses in our own community.”
Registration and pre-event
activities begin at 9:00 a.m. Light refreshments will
be available at that time.
The walk starts at 10:00 a.m. and
all ages are welcome to participate in this fun family
event. Participants will receive a goody bag containing
items such as travel sized health and beauty products
and coupons for free or discounted items, services or
activities. Also, many local and regional businesses
have provided gift certificates or items to be given as
After walkers have returned, they
may wish to attend additional Fall Fest activities.
Festival rides are free for youths from noon until 5:00
p.m. on Saturday.
Walk information and registration
forms are available at the Aurora, Bright, Dillsboro,
Lawrenceburg and Rising Sun Libraries; the Dearborn
County Chamber of Commerce; many area businesses and
Dearborn County Hospital. Forms can also be printed off
the hospital’s website at
www.dch.org. Mail the entry form (one form per
registrant) and the registration fee to Heart & Lung
Health Walk, Dearborn County Hospital, Cardiac
Rehabilitation Department, 600 Wilson Creek Road,
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.
Registrations received on or prior
to Friday, September 7, will be $10. These registrants
will receive a souvenir T-shirt. After September 7, the
fee is $15, and registrants will be provided T-shirts
while supplies last although receiving a shirt cannot be
guaranteed. In the event of inclement weather or
unforeseen circumstances, the walk may be canceled. No
refunds will be given, although shirts may be picked up
during normal business hours on a first come, first
Directions to the Lawrenceburg
Parking Garage for the walk are as follows: Take U.S.
50 to Arch Street (BP is on the corner). Stay on Arch
Street and at the third intersection take a right on to
Tate Street. Go two blocks on Tate Street and turn left
on to Short Street. Short Street will end at the
parking garage entrance.
Please note that portions of High
Street and Walnut Street will be closed due to Fall
For more information, please call
the DCH Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department
at (812) 532-2614 or (800) 676-5572, ext. 2614, or email