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Mycle Brandy Walks to Idaho, Visits Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center

Four-Time Stroke Survivor Walks from Portland Ore. to Portland Maine, Raising Money for Stroke Victims

 
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PRLog - May 10, 2014 - BOISE, Idaho -- Entering his 27th state, 63-year-old Mycle Brandy continues his 3,780-mile walk across America  in Idaho, and plans to visit Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center along the way. Brandy,  a four-time stroke survivor, strives to educate about stroke warning signs and how to prevent a stroke.” Every year, nearly 800,000 people have a stroke. That is one every 40 seconds.” said Brandy. “But in most cases, it’s preventable by lifestyle changes such as exercise and proper nutrition.” The leading causes of stroke are high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and smoking.

Monday. May 12th, at 1:30 pm, Brandy will visit Saint Alphonsus’ Stroke Center, located at 1055 N. Curtis Road. The Stroke Center provides stroke patients with intensive physical, occupational and speech therapy. Saint Alphonsus is among 20 hospitals Brandy will visit during his journey to help inspire stroke survivors. “In moments of pain and frustration, it’s tempting to give up. But recovery is possible,” said Brandy. He started walking from Portland, Oregon nearly one month ago, and plans to finish his cross-country trek in Portland, Maine  by mid-December.

At 6 p.m. on Monday May 12, Brandy will also  speaking and joining other walkers for  Saint Alphonsus' weekly Meet Me Monday walking event  at the entrance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.

This is Mycle’s fourth walk across the U.S. to date.  He has previously trekked from California to Washington, D.C. in 2010, from California to Seattle, Washington in 2011, and from Maine to Florida in 2012.. He plans  to complete his journey at the Maine Medical Center in downtown Portland, Maine on December 13, 2014.

This is Mycle’s longest walk attempted to date; he hopes to raise $1 million in donations along the way. He will walk through Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine.

Track Mycle’s journey by GPS here: (http://walkingacrossamerica.org/mycle-gps/)

Anyone wishing to support Mycle by donating to the Portland to Portland walk, can visit this site for more information: (http://walkingacrossamerica.org/lend-a-hand/)To arrange an interview, please contact: Don Goodman, 951-970-2028 or Louise Brandy 949-521-1357.  The media contact for Saint Alphonsus Health System is Joshua Schlaich, reached at 208-367-6643, or joshua.schlaich@sarmc.org.

About Walking Across America

Mycle Brandy is the founder of Walking 2 End Stroke Inc., a 501c3 organization that raises awareness about the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle and gives hope to those who have experienced a stroke or brain injury. So far Mycle’s message has reached a potential 200 million Americans including the President and First Lady who congratulated him on his charitable endeavors. Learn more about ways that Mycle is inspiring others at http://walkingacrossamerica.org.

About Saint Alphonsus Health System

As a faith-based Catholic ministry and not-for-profit health system, Saint Alphonsus Health System reinvests in the communities we serve, through charity care and other benefits. Our goal is to improve the health and well-being of people by emphasizing care that is patient-centered, physician-led, innovative and community-based.  Saint Alphonsus Health System serves the people of southwestern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada through these facilities: Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center - Boise, ID; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa, ID; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario, OR; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Baker City, OR; and, Saint Alphonsus Medical Group with primary and specialty care providers at 58 clinic locations, all of which are members of the Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance, a network of over 1400 employed and independent providers.  To find out more go to:  www.saintalphonsus.org


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City/Town:Boise - Idaho - United States
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Tags:stroke survivor, mycle brandy, stroke inspiration, walks across america, stroke recovery, stroke advocate, Mycle Brandy Saint Alphonsus, Mycle Brandy Providence Portland
Last Updated:May 12, 2014
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