(Napa, CA) – Queen of the Valley Medical Center will sponsor a free seminar called "Tune-up for Summer" designed to help cycling enthusiasts get ready for an active, injury-free summer on April 30, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at its Wellness Center, 3421 Villa Lane, Napa. The seminar will also present information about the upcoming Napa Echelon Gran Fondo, a community cancer awareness event that will help raise money for Queen of the Valley’s Cancer Center and the Martin-O’Neil Cancer at St. Helena Hospital.
Speakers at "Tune-up for Summer" will include Dr. Brian Freeto, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, who will discuss injury prevention and treatment. Also speaking will be Hunter Ziesing, event director of Echelon Gran Fondo, who will talk about conditioning required for long-distance road cycling and what it takes to get ready for an event such as the Napa Echelon Gran Fondo.
Tune-up for Summer
April 30, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Queen of the Valley Medical Center Wellness Center, 4321 Villa Lane, Napa
Topic 1: Injury prevention and treatment for cycling
Speaker: Dr. Brian Freeto, orthopedic surgeon
Topic 2: Participating in the Napa Echelon Gran Fondo.
Speaker: Hunter Ziesing, event director of Echelon Gran Fondo
More information: Call 707-251-3657
The Napa Echelon Gran Fondo on May 23 will offer a 5K run/walk and bike rides of varying distances along the scenic Silverado Trail. It is designed to provide the feeling and fanfare of the "Tour De France" for biking enthusiasts of all levels. You can get involved with this great event by participating, fund raising or volunteering and encouraging your family and friends to do the same. For more information about the Napa Echelon Gran Fondo, go to http://www.echelongranfondo.org/napa/index.html.
Proceeds from the event benefit local cancer education, research and treatment programs, including the Cancer Center at Queen of the Valley, which provides a complete range of cancer prevention, diagnostic and treatment options and rehabilitation and support services. Among the prestigious awards Queen of the Valley’s Cancer Center has received is a Three-Year Approval with Commendation from the American College of Surgeons.
About Queen of the Valley Medical Center
Queen of the Valley Medical Center is a 191-bed, acute-care facility founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. The Queen is the largest health care facility and one of the largest employers in Napa County. Services provided include: a Regional Heart Center, a Regional Orthopedic Center, a Regional Cancer Center approved with commendations by the American College of Surgeons, a Women’s Center, maternity and infant care, inpatient and outpatient minimally invasive surgery, occupational health, imaging center and full-service emergency department, among many other specialty services. More information about Queen of the Valley Medical Center can be found at www.thequeen.org
Queen of the Valley Medical Center was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. Its mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange by continually improving the health and quality of life of people in the communities we serve.
For a free physician referral call 1-877-QUEEN LINE (1-877-783-3654) or visit www.thequeen.org