Midmark Corporation to Host “4 Miles for Heart and Health”

Dayton, OH
Sweetest Day event will honor Midmark Teammate’s legacy, promote heart disease awareness and prevention

DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. 9, 2016 — Midmark Corporation today announced it will partner with Wayne HealthCare Foundation, Rocketship Sports Management and the Winery at Versailles to host “4 Miles for Heart and Health” on Oct. 15, 2016. The inaugural event will raise awareness and funds for accessible heart disease tests and is open to the public.

“4 Miles for Heart and Health” participants will walk, jog or run the four miles from Midmark’s Versailles offices to the Winery at Versailles in honor of Midmark Teammate Bob Menke. With a healthy lifestyle and no family history of heart disease, Bob’s condition went undiagnosed, and he suddenly passed away in 2015 at the age of 38. Through this event, Bob’s family, Midmark and its “Feel the H.E.A.T.” wellness team hope to increase community accessibility to coronary calcium scans, which are available at most hospitals. The test identifies calcification and plaque build-up in coronary arteries, helping to identify potential heart disease complications.

Mitch Eiting, global community relations manager at Midmark, believes the event will encourage community members to promote preventative heart care and discuss screenings with their doctor.

“Supporting healthy lifestyles for our teammates, their families and our communities has long been a core value of Midmark,” said Eiting. “We are pleased to help educate the community about heart health while honoring Bob’s legacy.”

As part of its partnership with Midmark, Wayne HealthCare will have information at the event about self-directed testing and vascular screenings, including carotid vascular ultrasound, abdominal aorta vascular ultrasound and peripheral arterial disease screening.

“Wayne HealthCare Foundation is proud to be a partner for the “4 Mile 4 Heart” event,” said Lauren Henry, director of Wayne HealthCare Foundation. “Vascular screenings can help identify risks that could lead to a stroke or heart attack, and prevention education is a large part of our community health initiatives. We are committed to raising awareness and prevention in our local communities.”

For more information about the event, registration or to donate, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Versailles/4MilesforHeartandHealth.

About Midmark
Midmark Corporation, a privately held company founded in 1915, strives to bring efficient patient care to millions of people each day in the human and animal healthcare industries around the world. A leading provider of medical, dental and veterinary equipment solutions, Midmark is focused on continuously improving exam room workflow and enhancing patient-caregiver interactions. Midmark’s more than 1,500 teammates worldwide are dedicated to redefining the future of the clinical space and making a positive difference in the practice of healthcare. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, Midmark maintains production and administrative offices in Versailles, Ohio, as well as six other locations in the United States and international locations in India, Italy and the United Kingdom. To learn more about Midmark, visit midmark.com, and follow Midmark on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

Contact:
Susan Kaiser
Public Relations Manager

Midmark Corporation
Phone: 937.528.7529
skaiser@midmark.com
www.midmark.com
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