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Sign Up for the My Leg, My Choice Foundation 5K Fun Run & Walk

Non-profit works to raise awareness about unnecessary amputations and the dangers of peripheral artery disease

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LAFAYETTE, La. - May 8, 2014 - PRLog -- Lace up your sneakers for a good cause on Saturday, May 31—the My Leg, My Choice Foundation 5K Fun Run & Walk. Proceeds from the race will support the foundation’s mission to raise awareness of unnecessary leg amputations by providing education to empower patients, families and caregivers to have a voice in their choice of healthcare options.

The race will begin at 8 a.m., with the start and finish lines located at 2 Canal Street. The race’s double loop course will take participants along the riverbank in downtown New Orleans. Packet pick-up will be open on Friday, May 30, from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. in the Blue Room of The Roosevelt New Orleans, 130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. Race day registration will start at 7 a.m. at the race start/finish line.

On race day, participants should proceed directly to the start/finish line.  Walkers and families with children are welcome, as are strollers and pets on leashes.

The race is being held in conjunction with the 15th anniversary of the New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH) Annual Conference. NCVH is an accredited medical education symposium focusing on peripheral artery disease (PAD) with a special emphasis on critical limb ischemia (CLI) and head-to-toe cardiovascular care.

Abbott Vascular is the presenting partner with the My Leg, My Choice Foundation. The race’s title sponsor is Good Blood Flow, LLC. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact MLMC at info@mylegmychoice.org. (mailto:info@mylegmychoice.org)

For more information on the race and to register online, visit www.mylegmychoice.org/5k-new-orleans.

For more information about NCVH, visit http://www.ncvh.org.

About NCVH

The flagship New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH) annual conference is a three-day symposium focused on peripheral artery disease (PAD) with a special emphasis on critical limb ischemia (CLI) and head-to-toe cardiovascular care. NCVH 2014 is scheduled May 28-30, 2014 in New Orleans. The NCVH Foundation also presents NCVH Latin America and more than 10 regional one-day accredited conferences each year throughout the United States. Visit www.ncvh.org for a complete list of upcoming events.

About the My Leg, My Choice Foundation

My Leg, My Choice is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation committed to educating patients and their families that have been diagnosed with peripheral artery disease (PAD) or are at risk for lower extremity amputations about their options. The foundation provides information for patients, patient outreach programs, and PAD screenings (http://www.mylegmychoice.org/pad-screenings.html) for high risk individuals. Detecting and treating PAD early can help keep legs healthy, lower the risk of for heart attack or stroke, and increase mortality and mobility.

Jenn Waters

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