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Groovy Race to Raise Funds for Texas Health Dallas

DALLAS — Do you have the beat? We sure do!

Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation will host the 21st annual HeartBeat 5K fun run, walk and family fun event on March 23. This year, the race will include a music theme.

The 2013 HeartBeat 5K will begin on the campus of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and feature a theme of “We’ve Got the Beat,” with 106.1 Kiss FM’s Michael Blake serving as emcee. The fundraising event will include a 5K run and a 1K family fun run with a host of post-race activities for the whole family.

Funds raised at this year’s race will go toward the hospital’s Heart and Vascular Service Clinician and Community Outreach Education.

“We are so excited about this year’s race and we hope to see a good showing of support from Texas Health employees since it will benefit our own Texas Health Dallas Heart and Vascular Service line,” said Vanida Vongdara, HeartBeat 5K event coordinator. “And the music theme should be fun for people of all ages.”

This is a great way to “Be Healthy” and be physically active. Register for the run today at For event sign-up questions, call Vanida Vongdara at 682-236-5236 or email

Event details:

  • WHEN
    Saturday, March 23, 2013
    7:30 a.m. to noon
    Front lawn of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
    8200 Walnut Hill Lane
    Free parking available on hospital campus
    $10 - Kids 12 and under (anytime)
    All others:
    $20 before March 13, 2013
    $25 after March 13, 2013
    $30 Race Day
    * Entry fees include a T-shirt and goodie bag.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation
Through philanthropy, Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation provides support to five Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals in Allen, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman and Plano. Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation plays a critical role in continuing the mission of the Texas Health Presbyterian hospitals to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve. The Foundation strives to enhance the delivery of quality patient care by joining with committed donors to sustain the long-term fiscal viability of the hospital that are a part of Texas Health Presbyterian. Through the efforts of the Foundation, the strong tradition of community support through philanthropy enables the Texas Health Presbyterian hospitals to forge ahead in medical research and education, technology and the provision of quality patient care. For more information, visit

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is an 898-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, having provided compassionate care to the residents of Dallas and surrounding communities since 1966. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Texas Health Dallas among the nation’s best hospitals in digestive disorders, orthopedics, and neurology and neurosurgery. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Dallas has approximately 4,000 employees and an active medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355), or visit

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