Mark J. Funt, DMD, of Greater Philadelphia Oral Surgery will show his support for those affected by one of the nation’s leading killers by walking for heart disease this November
Philadelphia, PA (October 29, 2014)
– According to national statistics, approximately 600,000 Americans lose their lives to heart disease every year. That means one out of every four deaths is attributed to this deadly condition. Mark J. Funt, DMD of Greater Philadelphia Oral Surgery is joining thousands of Philadelphia residents to support the fight against this national problem by participating in his first-ever Heart Walk on November 8th.
The 2014 Philadelphia Heart Walk, hosted by the American Heart Association, brings community members together to raise funds and celebrate improvement in the fight against heart disease and stroke. The event is designed to provide inspiration and hope to those living with heart disease, as well as their loved ones, friends, and everyone who is interested in supporting the cause. Dr. Funt was inspired to participate this year because of his passion for health care and the opportunity to promote a national cause on a local level.
“When I found out there would be a Heart Walk in our neighborhood, I jumped at the chance to get involved,” said Dr. Funt. “I have never done this before, so I’m incredibly excited for this opportunity to engage with the community, advocate for the fight against heart disease, and offer support to those who need it most.”
As a native Philadelphian, Dr. Funt grew up in the northeast section of the city and has been dedicated to the greater Philadelphia community his entire life. Dr. Funt, along with Robert Mogyoros, DMD, provide patients with a range of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures at Greater Philadelphia Oral Surgery, including the All-on-Four® Procedure, bone grafting, wisdom tooth extraction, facial trauma surgery, and others.
“While I am able to provide care for our oral surgery patients every day in the office, participating in the Philadelphia Heart Walk is my chance to extend that support outside the practice,” said Dr. Funt.
The 2014 Philadelphia Heart Walk will take place from 8 AM – 12 PM on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 1 Citizens Bank Park Way, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19148.