Hooping for Hearts
Thousands of kids are born every year with special hearts and hearts that do not work exactly right.
Members of the City of Biloxi’s Parks and Recreation Department decided to do their part to help. They hosted the first Hoops for Hearts event at Point Cadet Plaza Saturday morning. Hoops for Hearts is a national education and fundraising program sponsored by the American Heart Association.
Kids had a chance to make their own hula hoop as well as learning about heart disease and stroke while raising funds for cardiovascular disease research, stroke research, and health education. City of Biloxi Parks and Recreation Administrative Assistant Gina Cuervo said, “We are building hoops from scratch, teaching the community how to get moving and get hooping with them hips. Yeah, that’s kind of what we are doing today, trying to get something new to Biloxi. Why hula hoops? It’s probably one of the easiest ways to get physical exercise and it’s a great way to promote confidence and health and body awareness which is awesome.”
The Gulf Coast Heart Walk is scheduled for September 30th at Jones Park.