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Heart Fest Coming Soon To Mother Lode Fairgrounds

In recognition of American Heart Month, Sonora Regional Medical Center is hosting its second annual Heart Fest, a heart health event for the community.

Lindsay Brewer, Sonora Regional Medical Center’s Director of Marketing, was Thursday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

Heart Fest will be held Tuesday, February 9, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora. There will be live entertainment, educational booths, a lecture by cardiologists Atul Ramachandran, MD and Eric Hemminger, MD, a free heart-healthy dinner, and a giant walk-through Mega Heart exhibit. Attendees will be able to step inside the human heart and learn about cardiovascular functions, observe examples of various types of heart disease and see displays of some of the latest medical treatments of heart problems.

In addition, several health screenings will be provided including: cholesterol ($15), blood pressure, height/weight, body fat analysis, and carbon monoxide. For those who participate in the screenings, a Framingham score will be provided to predict 10-year risk for cardiovascular disease.

Music, educational booths and screenings, and the walk-through heart exhibit will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The lecture and free dinner will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

To RSVP, please call 209-536-5151 by February 5.

The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard every weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45 AM.