Photographed after the 30th Anniversary church service under the theme ‘God so loved’ are (centre) Governor General Sir Elliot Belgrave, Patron of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados, and Lady Belgrave with (right to left) President Humphrey Metzen, Pastor André Symmonds and CEO of the Foundation, Gina Pitts.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados is adamant that heart disease is to be wiped out locally over the next three decades.
Expressing this hope, the Foundation’s President called attention to areas of concern, which pervade numerous sections of the population.
“My single biggest wish is to eradicate from our vocabulary heart disease in the next 30 years... Let’s look forward to the next 30 years and eradicate heart disease forever,” asserted President of the Foundation, Humphrey Metzen.
Delivering remarks at the church service at the People’s Cathedral on Sunday to start the 30th Anniversary celebrations, which will extend for a six-month period. Metzen stressed that in tackling this issue, “the big worry today is the effect of our modern lifestyles – the lack of physical activity, smoking, binge drinking and unhealthy eating habits”.