TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- AdventHealth and the Tampa Bay Lightning have announced the 7th Annual
AdventHealth is committed to helping the Tampa Bay community live their healthiest life possible and has partnered with the Lightning to bring fans a night of fun to help raise awareness of heart disease during American Heart Month.
Heart disease affects more than 84 million Americans and is the number one killer of men and women each year. During the game, AdventHealth cardiologists will educate and provide tips on keeping your heart healthy, including the four numbers everyone should know. Even ThunderBug will get some expert feedback on keeping his heart in tip top shape for the beloved Bolts.
"AdventHealth has one of the nation's leading cardiovascular programs and the first and only site of national research trials for heart disease at our renowned Pepin Heart Institute right here in Tampa Bay," said Lauren Key, Senior Executive Officer of Consumer Strategy, AdventHealth West Florida Division. "We are excited to partner with the Tampa Bay Lightning to raise awareness about heart health, and help fans feel whole while they cheer on the Bolts!"
As part of the night, AdventHealth and the Lightning will also share the story of a local teenager who went into cardiac arrest at school, and now shares his story of survival to help raise awareness about heart health.
"We are proud to once again be teaming up with our great partners at AdventHealth to educate our fans about the extremely important wellness initiative of heart health," Lightning Chief Executive Officer Steve Griggs said. "Each year AdventHealth continues to present new and engaging ways to provide Lightning fans an excellent informational experience so they can keep pouring their hearts into the game."
Lightning Fans will also have a chance to interact with AdventHealth teams on the concourse and try their hand at "Operation" and other fun games.
All fans will receive a special "I Heart Bolts" T-shirt and will be able to enter to win a free autographed Tampa Bay Lightning jersey.
About AdventHealth West Florida Division The West Florida Division of AdventHealth is a 1,810 bed health care system currently comprised of ten acute-care hospitals including AdventHealth Carrollwood, AdventHealth Dade City, AdventHealth Lake Placid, AdventHealth North Pinellas, AdventHealth Ocala, AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth Tampa, AdventHealth Wauchula, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills, as well as three freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including AdventHealth Central Pasco ER, AdventHealth Palm Harbor ER and AdventHealth TimberRidge ER. Additionally, it has one post-acute care facility, AdventHealth at Connerton Long Term Acute Care, over 45 multi-specialty AdventHealth Physician Group practices, 15 AdventHealth Express Care at Walgreens clinics and 6 AdventHealth Centra Care Urgent Care Centers. The West Florida Division also provides home health care in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Hernando, and Polk Counties, as well as parts of Sumter County. For more information, go to adventhealth.com.
About Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, LLC The 2004 Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning and the leasehold rights to AMALIE Arena were purchased by an entity controlled by Jeff Vinik in March, 2010. Since acquiring these assets, Vinik has spearheaded a complete brand and business transformation of the team and the arena under the banner of Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, LLC. The Lightning made it to the Stanley Cup Final in 2015, losing to the Chicago Blackhawks in six games. The Bolts won the Stanley Cup in 2004 in a thrilling seven game series against the Calgary Flames. Vinik and the rest of his management team continue to move the organization forward with eyes on success on the ice as well as a world class organization off of it.
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