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'Walk Around the Clock' for cardiac rehab at Legacy Meridian Park

If anyone in the area needs some exercise, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center is planning to keep a treadmill running for 24 hours early next month.

While regular exercise is recognized as a way to support and maintain heart health, the “Walk Around the Clock!” event actually has a larger purpose. The Tualatin hospital is encouraging people to sign up to walk for 15-, 30-, 45- or 60-minute increments, at a donation rate of $1 per minute, with all proceeds going to its scholarship fund for rehabilitating cardiac patients.

Hospital spokesman Piseth Pich said the hope is to keep the treadmill moving for a full 24 hours from noon Feb. 3 to noon Feb. 4. Anyone living in the hospital's coverage area can call 503-692-2548 to sign up for a timeslot, he said.

Donations can be made online as well.

“Walk Around the Clock!” also includes a raffle drawing on Feb. 4. Tickets can be purchased from Cardiac Rehab staff or at the event for $3 each, or five for $10.

The treadmill will be set up in the main lobby of Legacy Meridian Park, located at 19300 S.W. 65th Ave., Tualatin.