Toby Hubbel with the Bayou Runners Association (BRASS) presented a check in the amount of $3000.00 to Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) and Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) which will be used to host a cardiovascular screening later this year. The funds were raised from the 2nd Annual Houma Heart and Soles Half Marathon, which was held at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center on January 7th.
“We are excited to receive this generous donation from BRASS. The funds from this year’s half marathon will be put towards providing our community with a free cardiovascular screening,” said Phyllis Peoples, TGMC President and CEO. Mrs. Peoples added, “Heart disease is the number one leading cause of death and our goal together with CIS is to provide free cardiovascular screenings so that we can potentially detect heart disease early so it can be treated effectively. We want to thank the Bayou Runners Association for their generous donation and look forward to next year’s half marathon.”
“This is a great opportunity for our community to learn the importance of prevention and regular health screenings,” said David Konur, CEO of CIS. “We are happy to use the race proceeds to make our community a healthier place.”