Published on February 18, 2014

Genesis to Celebrate National Day of Dance® for Your Health

Genesis welcomes families to the National Day of Dance for Your Health event Feb. 22 at the Colony Square Mall from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. This event is a program of the Spirit of Women Hospital Network held in 70 communities and attended by more than 70,000 people across the US. This year celebrates the 10th Annual National Day of Dance and is the biggest dance party for better health in the United States.

This is the eighth year that Genesis will participate in this nationwide event to create healthier communities. Day of Dance expects to attract more than 500 residents from the Zanesville area.

“Genesis is excited and proud to participate in this nationwide, fun and heart-healthy initiative in Zanesville. We invite you to join with other families in our community as we take a stand against heart disease by dancing to a variety of music for all generations at Day of Dance.” said Holly Voltz, Marketing & Public Relations Manager

Physicians, speakers, and other experts will be on hand to provide educational information. Free screenings, heart disease education and other important health topics will also be offered.

“Day of Dance is a fun, unique program bringing together doctors, community leaders, media, and businesses to teach families about healthy choices that they can easily incorporate into their daily lives. By attending, you will also learn and understand your personal risk factors for heart disease and stroke, all while enjoying some dance and spending time with family and friends,” added Voltz.

Day of Dance educates consumers on a variety of cardiovascular conditions. Coronary heart disease, which causes heart attacks, is the leading cause of death for Americans. When done on a regular basis as a form of exercise, dancing can burn as many calories as swimming, walking or riding a bike.

“Not only is dancing fun, but it is a healthy way to stay fit for people of all ages, shapes and sizes. You may be surprised at the wide range of physical and mental benefits. Dancing on a regular basis can help with weight maintenance or weight loss, decrease your blood pressure and manager your cholesterol. Dancing also makes you feel more energetic, decreases depression, increases coordination and muscle strength, and makes us feel more positive about our lives,” said Cheryl Jorge, director Genesis Heart & Vascular Services.

The 2014 National Day of Dance is presented by Genesis HealthCare System, the Spirit of Women Hospital Network, Good Housekeeping magazine and The Heart Truth ® campaign. Join Genesis to celebrate good health, come on!

 

 

About Genesis HealthCare System

Genesis is an integrated health care delivery system based in Zanesville, Ohio. The system includes a not-for-profit hospital that operates at two Zanesville sites – Genesis-Bethesda and Genesis-Good Samaritan, an extensive network of more than 300 physicians and multiple outpatient care centers throughout the region.  

Media Contact

Holly Voltz,
Marketing/Media Relations Manager

(740) 454-5913

Nancy Ring,
PR/Marketing Communications Coordinator

(740) 454-5913