February is American Heart Health Month. While many make donations and hold events supporting large, national nonprofits, Ramapo College shows its support of the New Jersey local community by hosting a Health & Fitness Panel Luncheon benefitting Heart to Hearts, Inc. - a women’s wellness nonprofit based out of Hamilton Township, NJ.
The Health & Fitness Panel Luncheon takes place on Thursday, February 13 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Friends Hall. Featured guest speakers include Jennifer Blume, M.S., R.D., retail dietician at ShopRite of Ramsey; and Jessica Murden, co-owner of CrossFit ACT in Saddle Brook. Attendees will enjoy a healthy buffet lunch catered by ShopRite while learning the fundamentals of an effective health and fitness routine. Cost of the event is only $5 to students and $10 to faculty and other guests – all are welcome. Attendees will have the chance to win door prizes, including CrossFit merchandise.
The luncheon is part of “Have Heart”, a health and wellness campaign developed by Ramapo College senior, Carol Hasenbalg, for her senior project. All proceeds from the campaign will be donated to Heart to Hearts, Inc.
“Fitness and healthy living is a major part of my life,” says Hasenbalg. “I developed the “Have Heart” campaign to bring valuable information about these topics to the Ramapo community in a motivating and entertaining manner. I am thrilled to support a great local organization like Heart to Hearts, Inc. and further their mission of educating men and women about important issues that affect physical, mental, and emotional health. ”
Founded by Terry Tucker, R.N. in 1999, Heart to Hearts, Inc. has provided more than 5,000 men and women across the state with programs, classes, and seminars that promote a healthy lifestyle.