Log Cabin Staff Writer

Thirty-seven people participated in the second annual Cardiac Rehabilitation Heart Walk at the Conway Regional Health & Fitness Center.

The event was held Friday as part of American Heart Month activities. Walkers included former patients and family members enrolled in the cardiac rehabilitation program at Conway Regional.

Most people in the rehab program were referred by their doctors because they have experienced some form of cardiovascular disease, a hospital spokesman said.

Fitness specialist Katie Fink, who has coordinated the walk the past two years, said that “a lot of people don’t realize that once they get out of the hospital, there is an option to do cardiac rehabilitation.”

The rehab program is based at the Conway Regional Personal Training Studio at College and Donaghey. Hours are 6 a.m.-noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

(Staff writer Tammy Treat can be reached at or 505-1277)