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  Jan 29, 2012 Release.
  For Immediate Release.
  Contact: Bonnie Arkus 609-771-9600


Local retailers join in with contests, prizes

the POINT Independent Radio Station

Trenton, Jan 20, 2012 -- THE POINT Radio has decided to join forces with the Women's Heart Foundation to benefit women's hearts. According to Jeff Guerin, marketing agent at The Point Independent Radio Station, FM 104.7 in Vermont, retailers have plans to offer gifts, prizes and giveaways in commemoration of National Women's Heart Week.

"We are rewarding listeners, at the same time, joining an important awareness campaign about women and heart disease with promotion by local retailers" said Jeff. This year marks the Women's Heart Foundation's 18th annual Women's Heart Week Feb. 1-7.

"The radio station wants folks in Vermont to know about the Women's Heart Foundation and its mission of prevention and wellness", said Jeff. "Women's Heart Foundation is unique as a charity that implements prevention projects in schools to reduce risk factors in kids. They are making a huge difference in teen health and even reversing some of the unhealthy trends with the obesity epidemic" he said.

The Women's Heart Foundation has been working at Trenton Central High School instituting its Teen Esteem Health and Fitness program for the past 8 years with an intervention gym-alternative and tracking system to monitor risks to provide for early intervention, making full use of school health resources. (For more information about Teen Esteem, go to Teen Esteem).

"This is a great collaboration" said Bonnie Arkus, WHF Exec Director. "The WHF worked with preparing critica health message for The POINT to reach it vast audience. Having retailers involved with a contest and offering prizes furthers the value of what we are trying to say and do: help people to take charge of their own heart health," she said. The array of gifts to listeners includes:

  • A pair of Brooks running shoes from Podo Shoes on Railroad Street in St. Johnsbury
  • Individual year memership to Kingdom Trails in East Burke
  • 3-month membership to The Club at Old Mill in St. Johnsbury
  • A pair of Tubbs women snow shoes and poles from The Village Sport Shop in Lyndonville
  • Gift Certificate for 5 yoga sessions at Heart Space Yoga on Railroad St. in St. Johnsbury

For more information about the POINT Independent radio station and Women's Heart Week outreach, go to The POINT independent radio where you can download software to listen online. The current contest is at Women's Heart Week THE POINT contest. For more information about Women's Heart Week and the 7 focus days, go to Womensheart.org

The Women's Heart Foundation (WHF), a 501c3 and the only non-governmental organization that implements heart disease prevention projects, is dedicated to prevention of heart disease and improving survival and quality.


The POINT Independent Radio is located in Central Vermont - WNCS 104.7 & 100.3 , 169 River Street, Montpelier, VT 05602, Phone: (802)223-2396. "Celebrating 30 years of Non-conformity".

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