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Heart Chapter Forms In Calaveras

San Andreas, CA — The American Heart Association has formed a new chapter in Calaveras County.

The Mother Lode Chapter consists of community members who participated in the association´s Go Red for Women Campaign last year. The group met Tuesday with the backing of Mark Twain St. Joseph´s Hospital and came up with the chapter´s organization and purpose.

Family Nurse Practitioner Josephine Martinez-Ornum of Valley Springs was named chair of the chapter. Primary goals will be fund raising, targeting childhood obesity and continuing a serious of “Lunch and Learn” seminars.

A formal announcement on the formation will be made at a November 4th seminar. In February, which is “Heart Month” the group will host a meeting to garner support.