JFS presents 12th Annual Spring Into Healthy Living

by | Mar 25, 2016 | Featured

World-renowned physician from The Cleveland Clinic to speak in Norfolk
Wednesday, April 13, 7 pm, Chrysler Museum

Approximately 82 million Americans are currently diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. Millions more think they are healthy, but actually are at risk.

Join Jewish Family Service of Tidewater to hear from Dr. Steven Nissen, renowned cardiologist from The Cleveland Clinic and co-author of Heart 411. The program will be held in the George M. and Linda H. Kaufman Theatre at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk.

Nissen will address common questions such as: Can the stress of my job really lead to a heart attack? How does exercise help my heart, and what is the right amount and type of exercise? What are the most important tests for my heart, and when do I need them? How do symptoms and treatments differ among men and women?

Whether the goal is to get the best treatment or to stay out of the cardiologist’s office, heart health depends upon accurate information and the right answers to the right questions. This educational, yet lively presentation will cut through the confusion to offer the knowledge and tools to live a long and heart-healthy life.

Steven Nissen, MD, is the chairman of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic’s Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute. He is world-renowned for his work as a cardiologist, patient advocate, and researcher. Nissen is the editor of Current Cardiology Report. In 2007, he was listed as Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World—Scientists and Thinkers.”

The program is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Call 757‑321‑2222 to register or register online at http://tinyurl.com/DrNissen.


Get your heart pumping at the 12th Annual Run, Roll or Stroll
Sunday, May 1, 24th Street Park at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk

The best way to get the heart pumping is to exercise, and what better event to do so than JFS’ Run, Roll or Stroll. The 8K run, 5K run or walk, and 1 mile run/walk bring out both the serious and not-so-serious athletes from around the community. This includes those of all ages who want to take a nice Sunday morning stroll on the boardwalk.

One of the highlights of the Run, Roll or Stroll is always the competition to see who will have the largest team of racers. The Hebrew Academy of Tidewater’s “Team Tiger” grows each year, as does participation from other schools, youth groups, businesses, and synagogues. JFS encourages all local synagogues to bring a team this year. (Just enter your synagogue name as your race team name when registering online.) The last event of the morning—the 1-mile run/walk—is undoubtedly the largest of the races and the feeling of excitement among all of the children, teens, parents, and spectators is palpable.

In addition to heart-pumping exercise, this year’s event will feature fun activities for everyone. Prior to each race, runners and walkers can warm up with a trainer from the Simon Family JCC. New this year is a photo booth, where participants may capture memories from the race. Face painting for kids, music by Don London from the New 101.3 2WD radio, and an awards presentation after the last runner has crossed the finish line are all part of the festivities. Recycling bins to drop off new and gently used shoes to be donated to the Got Sole Project, which donates shoes to underprivileged families in Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore, will be available.

It is a family morning, a fun morning, and a morning where the entire Jewish community can come together. By participating in the Run, Roll or Stroll, everyone is helping someone else right here in Tidewater—allowing JFS to serve one more meal, counsel one more child who has lost a parent, or help one more individual get back on his or her feet after surgery.

Do something good for your heart—and community— and join JFS at the Run, Roll or Stroll! Register at www.jfsrunrollorstroll.org.


Eat heart healthy at No Frill Grill
Monday, April 25 and Sunday, May 1
1620 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach

Visit No Frill Grill (Hilltop location only) and order the Tuscan Salad between Monday, April 25–Sunday, May 1, and No Frill Grill will donate the proceeds from this salad to JFS. Visit www.nofrillgrill.com.

Sponsorship opportunities for the 12th Annual Spring Into Healthy Living are still available. Contact Betty Ann Levin or Sue Graves at 757-321-2222 to learn more.

The presenting sponsor of Spring Into Healthy Living is Towne Bank. Lead sponsors are the Lee and Bernard Jaffe* Family Fund of the Tidewater Jewish Foundation. The Copeland/Klebanoff Families are the Diamond sponsor.

*Of blessed memory