American Heart Association Hosts First Annual "Go Red Por Tu Corazon" Soccer Tournament April 23 in Lancaster
March 31, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsLancaster, PA — Web Talent Marketing, a full-service Internet marketing firm headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is sponsoring the American Heart Association, Lancaster Division's first annual Go Red Por Tu Corazon Soccer Tournament that will be held April 23 at Lancaster Community Park.
"Michelle Gonzalez [soccer tournament coordinator] gave us a little pop quiz recently," said Oliver Feakins, Web Talent Marketing CEO. "She asked us which disease kills the most women per year, heart disease or breast cancer? We all said breast cancer, of course. But we were wrong! It's heart disease.
"So when she asked us to be a sponsor, we said yes immediately."
Heart disease, in fact, is the number one killer of women in America today, according to the American Heart Association. Heart disease, along with its relatives stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, kills nearly twice as many women in the U.S. each year as all forms of cancer, including breast cancer.
"Many people think breast cancer kills more people than heart disease and that's no surprise," Gonzalez said. "Individual and organizational activists have done a great job of raising awareness of that horrific disease.
"Yet many women aren't aware that it's heart disease that they should fear more," Gonzalez continued. "Which is why the Lancaster division of the AHA is holding this first-annual soccer tournament — to help raise awareness, especially among the Latino community. We're using 'Por Tu Corazon,' Spanish for 'For Your Heart.'"
The soccer tournament begins at 9 a.m. April 23 at Lancaster Community Park, Akins Avenue, with play continuing until about 4 or 5 p.m. Each team will play at least four games (or more, depending on how many games a team wins). Teams are comprised of 10 members ages 16 and older and play in the "5x5 style," with five team members playing at any one time (four players and one goalie).
"We're holding this first 'Por Tu Corazon' soccer tourney to help treat, educate and raise funds to fight heart disease in women. It's going to be a great way to raise awareness and get participants hearts' pumping!"
The cost to participate is $100 per team before April 1 (or $150 after April 1; registration closes April 15). For more information, contact Gonzalez at (717) 327-7002 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
About the Lancaster Division of the American Heart Association:
The American Heart Association is committed to fighting heart disease and stroke and raising awareness of these diseases. As part of its mission, it focuses on specific causes designed to help people achieve a heart-healthy lifestyle. Each of the AHA's cause initiatives reaches out to the public with resources and information to help them take positive action.
Visit the Lancaster's Division website at: http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=1200311 Or call 717-393-0725
About Web Talent Marketing
Web Talent Marketing is a full service digital marketing agency offering cutting edge Web marketing services to clients across the globe. The company provides online marketing services such as search engine optimization (SEO), Pay-Per-Click (PPC) management, social media marketing, as well as Web design and development. Web Talent Marketing also offers customized Internet marketing consulting as well as SEO training for in-house marketing departments. The firm's SEO and design experts stand ready to provide fully customized internet marketing services for any size marketing campaign.
For more information, visit www.webtalentmarketing.com or call or e-mail Feakins toll-free at (800) 405-2947 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.