TOMS RIVER, N.J. – To celebrate American Heart Month and to encourage people of all ages to dance and keep moving as a way to stay heart healthy, Community Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, will host its annual Dancing for Heart Health event on Saturday, February 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Ocean County Mall on Hooper Avenue in Toms River.
Heart disease and stroke are both leading killers of American adults, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer. Since 1963, the Untied Statues Congress has proclaimed February American Heart Month to educate the public of the dangers of heart disease and the importance of a heart healthy lifestyle.
Community Medical Center’s Dancing for Heart Health event is an opportunity for people of all ages to get their heart pumping and learn healthy heart habits. Participants may stop by throughout the day and learn basic steps to take to achieve optimal heart health. Groups from local dance schools will perform throughout the day and guests at the event are welcome to dance alongside with them. Free blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index screenings will be offered throughout the day and those who stop by can find information on cardiology, oncology, sleep, diabetes and stroke services as well.
The event is free and pre-registration is not required. For more information on heart health or for a referral to a cardiologist, call 1-888-724-7123 or visit rwjbh.org/heart.
About Community Medical Center
Community Medical Center (CMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is dedicated to advancing the quality of life and health of the greater Ocean County region by providing safe, high quality care. CMC is a fully accredited acute care hospital and maintains national accreditations in multiple specialty areas. Highly sophisticated services, not typically found in a community hospital, include advanced cancer, cardiac, emergency, maternity and neurology care, as well as cutting edge surgical care. Patients have access to advanced technology including the da Vinci Xi robotic surgical platform, Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System for joint replacement procedures and state-of-the-art imaging technology. RWJBarnabas Health and CMC, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey – the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center – brings a world class team of researchers and specialists to fight alongside you, providing close-to-home access to the latest treatment and clinical trials. The J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center at CMC features one of the most sophisticated linear accelerators used for radiation therapy, a CyberKnife for treating inoperable tumors and holistic therapies to care for the whole person. CMC provides a broad array of health and wellness programs designed to help people achieve and maintain healthy lifestyles and optimal health. Visit rwjbh.org/community for more information.