Tarleton State University’s Clinical Exercise Research Facility (CERF) and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital-Stephenville will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Better Breathers Club’s (BBC) founding, a unique collaborative initiative that assists citizens in the community with chronic cardiac and lung disorders.

The public is invited to attend the Better Breathers Club’s celebration on Friday, May 8, beginning at 10 a.m., in the Outpatient Center at Texas Health Stephenville, 140 River North Blvd.

The BBC is a rural-based, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program founded two years ago as part of a collaboration between Texas Health Resources and the Tarleton Department of Kinesiology’s CERF. The program’s mission is to assist adults with chronic cardiac, lung and metabolic disorders such as congestive heart failure, heart attack, heart-related surgeries, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary fibrosis, recurrent pneumonia, diabetes and obesity. 

Offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7-10 a.m. at the Outpatient Center, the BBC has successfully grown due to Tarleton’s partnership with Texas Health Resources.

The Better Breathers Club program is self-pay, with a $10 initial fee and $20 per month per person or $30 per month for a couple. For more information or to register, call 254-965-1516.