OREGON COUNTY -- February is Heart Awareness Month. Ladies Only in Thayer and The Bank of Thayer, in conjunction with the Oregon County Health Department, will hold a Fitness and Wellness Healthy Heart 5K Fun Walk Feb. 24 at the Thayer Fun and Friends Senior Citizens Center.
Ladies Only manager Janet Brewer said the walk will begin at 9 a.m.
Brewer knows the importance of a healthy heart -- she is a heart attack survivor. Three years ago this month she suffered a heart attack.
"This will be a fun event planned for women to focus on heart disease and healthy heart awareness," Brewer said.
Ladies who plan to participate in the walk need to pre-register by Feb. 20 and may do so at Ladies Only, or the Alton and Thayer Oregon County Health Department offices.
"The 5K walk is 3.1 miles. It will not be a race or any kind of competition," she said.
Brewer said the walk will be a time for women, young ladies and girls to get together and have fun.
"If someone can't make the full 3.1 miles they can go a shorter distance. We will recognize several different categories during the walk such as the oldest walker and heart attack survivors," Brewer said.
Participants do not have to be Ladies Only members to participate in the walk. It is open to everyone. Brewer said T-shirts will be available, and drawings will be held during the walk.
"Several different business es have donated gift certificates that will be given away the day of the walk and we are still accepting gift certificates if anyone would like to donate," Brewer said.
Brewer can be reached at Ladies Only in Thayer at 417-264-3011.