Published on June 15, 2012

“Walk This Way” Kicks Off QC Times Bix 7 With A Party

Proceeds to benefit Genesis Heart Institute

The Quad-City Times Bix 7 is more than a grueling road race that attracts runners from all over the world.

The Bix is also one of the best parties of the summer, beginning with the Walk This Way event on Thursday night before the Bix race. Walk This Way is set for July 26, with proceeds benefiting the Genesis Heart Institute for heart disease education and services.

Hundreds of walkers in special commemorative t-shirts will stroll up Brady Street at 8 p.m. to honor the memory of someone they know who has battled heart disease. By purchasing a special t-shirt to support the cause, walkers will also be able to kick off the Bix at a great party.

Participants can walk in honor of a special person and acknowledge him or her by writing the person’s name in an open heart featured on the shirt. Individual shirts are $20 each. The commemorative t-shirt is your ticket to the party from 6:30-9 p.m. Enjoy free beer and live entertainment by Wicked Liz and the Bellyswirls. Java Java will be on-site with food offers. The party will be at 4th and Brady streets.

Cardiovascular diseases account for 1 of every 3 deaths in the U.S., and more than 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular diseases every day. Cardiovascular disease in the U.S. costs a staggering $300 billion annually.

The Genesis Heart Institute provides compassionate, quality patient services that meet the cardiovascular needs of the eastern Iowa and western Illinois regions. The Institute is a multidisciplinary association of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and vascular surgeons who collaborate on the best approaches to manage and treat cardiovascular disease.

The specially designed shirts are available at or group orders can be purchased from the Genesis Health Services Foundation, (563) 421-6861. Group prices are $17 for 100 to 200 t-shirts; 200-300 shirts at $15 each; and, 300 or more t-shirts at $13 each.

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