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Thanks for running for your life

Dear Editor:We would like to thank the walkers and runners who participated in the Run for your Life! race/walk/run for heart attack and stroke prevention awareness at River Valley Ranch on July 22. The event is sponsored by Glenwood Medical Associates and benefits Valley View Hospital’s Heart & Vascular Center, and the Glenwood Springers Youth Track Club.We are grateful to the volunteers who helped with the event, particularly Mike Kishimoto, Jessica Lorah and Kathy Feinsinger. The post-event raffle included over 30 gift certificates to Russets, 689, The Rock Creek Grill, The Steak Pit, Kaleidoscoops, Through the Looking Glass and May Palace, most of which were donated. Factory Surplus generously donated a raffle prize. Several individual donations and pharmaceutical companies also supported the effort. Special thanks to PJ Jaycox at Tindall-Jaycox Advertising.Most heart attacks and strokes can be prevented. We appreciate the efforts of all who contributed to this important cause.Dave Lorah, M.D., Marty Oppegard, M.D. and Greg Feinsinger, M.D.GMA Heart Attack Prevention Program co-directors