Cheer Your Heart Out voting opens


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Sidney High School cheerleaders perform a heart-healty cheer for the Wilson Health Cheer Your Heart Out competition in 2015.

Sidney High School cheerleaders perform a heart-healty cheer for the Wilson Health Cheer Your Heart Out competition in 2015.


SIDNEY — February is American Heart Month and Wilson Health has has teamed with 11, local, high school, cheerleading squads to help raise awareness of heart disease and stroke for the second annual Cheer Your Heart Out.

Cheer Your Heart Out is a social media campaign hosted on Wilson Health’s Facebook page. Area high schools were invited to participate by creating a cheer specific to heart health. The participating schools were given guidelines to follow that incorporate key, heart-healthy information.

Cheer squads were asked to perform and videotape their cheers during a varsity basketball game. The videos were uploaded to the Wilson Health Facebook page. Last year, Wilson Health experienced a total reach on Facebook of more than 100,000.

The public can visit Wilson Health’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/wilsonhospital, and “like” their favorite, heart-healthy, school cheer. Voting ends Feb. 10 at noon. The cheer team with the most votes will be awarded a $1,000 Ernst Sporting Goods gift card for their school. Second place will receive a $750 Ernst gift card. Third place receives a $500 Ernst gift card. All other participants will receive a $100 gift card.

“After the success of last year’s Cheer Your Heart Out, we are excited to once again work with our area schools in raising awareness of heart disease and stroke by educating our youth population on the importance of leading a heart-healthy lifestyle,” said Margo O’Leary, director of marketing and communications for Wilson Health.

“We provide resources for the students,” said Brian Scheid, director of heart and vascular services for Wilson Health. “Wilson Health follows the American Heart Association Life’s Simple 7 guide, which provides seven simple steps you can follow in order to live a long, healthy, productive life. As the students develop their cheers, we want them to remember and act upon the messages that they are delivering within their community.”

For information, visit www.wilsonhealth.org.

Sidney High School cheerleaders perform a heart-healty cheer for the Wilson Health Cheer Your Heart Out competition in 2015.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/02/web1_Wilson-heart.jpgSidney High School cheerleaders perform a heart-healty cheer for the Wilson Health Cheer Your Heart Out competition in 2015.

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