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UPMC Teams Cycle in “Race To No Place” for American Heart Association

WHAT: Thirteen teams will participate in a stationary bike relay called the “Race To No Place” to raise money for this year’s American Heart Association Heart Walk.  

WHO: UPMC Shadyside administrators, physicians, nurses and staff

WHEN: Friday, June 17, 2011. The race will take place in two heats: from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: UPMC Shadyside, West Wing, 5230 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232

WHY: Every three seconds, someone in America dies of cardiovascular disease, making it the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the American Heart Association (AHA). The AHA’s Heart Walk is held every year to raise awareness of this deadly disease as well as to raise money to fund research and spread the word about the importance of heart health. This year’s AHA Heart Walk in Pittsburgh is Oct. 22.

To raise money for the event, UPMC officials expect more than 1,000 spectators to watch as employees at UPMC Shadyside compete for team and individual trophies and top fundraising awards.  In addition, officials will hold a raffle for a stationary bike and fitness basket.

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