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MHS Hosting HeartChase -- ‘A Game That Changes Lives’

The Medical Careers Academy at Manchester High School is sponsoring a HeartChase -- billed as “a game that changes lives” -- on Friday, Oct. 30.

MHS is the first high school in the country to host such an event, according to Mark Ruede, director of the Medical Careers Academy at the high school.

“We’re excited and hope that this becomes an annual event here at the school,” Ruede said.

HeartChase is a sort of more aerobic, competitive version of the Heart Walk -- which are held at more than 200 sites nationally raising money for the American Heart Association.

The event will take place on the athletic fields at MHS during Power Hour, which runs from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. It’s a combination race and scavenger hunt, with teams of four trying to navigate 10 different checkpoint challenges.

The team with the most points wins -- and fund-raising done prior to the event makes it easier to earn points.

“The fundraising is actually a bonus,” Ruede said, “because most of all this is a fun way to educate people and inspire them to make healthy decisions.”

Prizes will be given out to the HeartChase winners and top fundraisers, as well as those with the best team name and the best team costume.

For more information or to register visit this website. You can join a team already registered, start one of your own, or donate to support a team. 

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