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September 12, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – One man will race with more than 500 women to raise awareness for women’s heart health in the second annual One Lucky Buckeye wellness event, hosted by The Ohio State University Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital on Sunday, Sept 14 at Grandview Yard, 900 Goodale Blvd.
One Lucky Buckeye is an all-female race in which one ‘lucky’ male Buckeye is nominated to run 8 miles with the women. This year’s One Lucky Buckeye is Dr. Steven Gabbe, CEO of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and senior vice president for Health Sciences. Gabbe is an advocate for women’s health, and was instrumental in creating the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Center at the Ross Heart Hospital.
“Women do so much for all of us every day,” said Gabbe. “Mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers and friends are often the anchors in our lives that need our love and support. I am proud that I could help establish the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Center that I know will improve so many lives.”
Participants will walk or run 2, 4 or 8 miles through Grandview Heights. The race proceeds will benefit cardiovascular patient care and life-saving research at Ohio State’s Ross Heart Hospital and The Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute.
One Lucky Buckeye is one of several events in The Ohio State University’s Ross Heart Hospital Wellness Series. Other events have included 5Ks, a triathalon and multiple educational events.
Media Contact: Alexis Shaw, Wexner Medical Center Media Relations
614-293-3737 or Alexis.Shaw2@osumc.edu