For immediate release
April 8, 2014
The sixth annual pancake breakfast benefiting the CoxHealth Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation patient scholarship fund is Saturday, April 12, 7 – 10 a.m. at Applebee’s on Hwy 76 in Branson. Last year more than $1,200 was raised for the patient scholarship fund.
Tickets are $6 and are on sale at CoxHealth Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab, 1150 State Hwy 248, Branson or from any Branson Mended Hearts Support Group member.
After a cardiac or pulmonary event, such as a heart attack or surgery, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation is often prescribed to help a patient get back to a pre-incident quality of life. “It’s an important part of recovery,” says Jan Harper, Director of CoxHealth Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab. “So it can be a real problem for a patient who can’t afford to participate in rehab because they are uninsured or underinsured.”
The Mended Hearts Support Group organizes this annual fundraiser. The support group offers help and encouragement to heart patients and their families. Find out more about this support group by calling CoxHealth Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab, 417/335-7229 or online at www.coxhealth.com/branson.