Since 1985, the High Point Regional Heart Strides Program has been helping patients with cardiac disease. Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation treatment is essential for improving a patient’s quality of life and helps prevent future heart or lung recurrences.

Today, the Heart Strides program helps hundreds of patients per year throughout the Triad.The Heart & Sole 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run, formerly the Rives Race, was created to raise funds for the sole purpose of assisting patients with the cost of the Heart Strides Program. The event is open to runners, walkers and children and includes all running levels.

"We appreciate the dedication and all the hard work that goes into the Rives Race each year.  We'd like to thank the sponsors, runners and all the volunteers for making it a success," Melissa Weavil, Program Coordinator of Heart Strides. "The monies raised will help many of our friends and family in the High Point community participate in Heart Strides. We are extremely proud of this community and of the effort and support given each year to our patients."

Are you interested in joining the Heart & Sole 5K and Fun Run Planning Committee or becoming a Sponsor? Contact Jennifer Lambert at 336-878-6292 to find out how.