February 10 - 16, 2019: Cardiac Rehabilitation Week

WHEREAS, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) is observing National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, February 10 –16, 2019, with the theme Do Your Part for Your Heart; and,

WHEREAS, coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in our nation and in Michigan.  Michigan is ranked 8th in the nation for number of deaths per year from CHD; and,

WHEREAS, observation of AACVPR National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week calls special attention to the dedicated professionals who promote the dissemination of information about coronary heart disease, its prevention and rehabilitation, including those staff from over a hundred cardiac rehabilitation centers throughout the State of Michigan; and,

WHEREAS, the dedicated cardiovascular specialists of Michigan and the strides made to conquer coronary heart disease are deserving of great recognition;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim February 10 –16, 2019, as Cardiac Rehabilitation Week in Michigan.