Heart Smart

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BTG Heart Smart Dinner

Philadelphia’s Annual Heart Smart Dinner takes place at Thomas Jefferson University midway through the program. The event is designed as a way to raise awareness and understanding of cardiovascular health, while celebrating community involvement in BTG. Students, faculty, community preceptors and some clients from participating community organizations attend.

In the weeks leading up to the dinner, BTG students work with community partners (except at sites where the activity is not appropriate) developing colorful posters that illustrate a heart smart theme. On the night of the dinner, all the posters created by the community organizations are displayed and attendees vote on their favorites. The two winners of the 2013 Heart Smart Poster Contest were Norris Homes/Norris Kids Camp and Youth Emergency Service. Organizations are offered a $100 prize for the winning posters.

2013 Heart Smart Dinner Poster Contest Winners

2013 Heart Smart Dinner Poster Contest Winners

Today was the Heart Smart Dinner, and it was a great experience to spend time with the youth in a space outside the garden. We ate, talked and danced. It was good to see the youth let loose and have fun. The highlight was definitely the poster competition. We worked really hard on our poster with a theme of ‘strong heart/weak heart,’ and it was exciting to win the children’s competition.” - BTG Student Intern

 

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