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Home / Lifestyle / AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION TO HOST BAY AREA HEART WALK THIS SATURDAY

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION TO HOST BAY AREA HEART WALK THIS SATURDAY

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Thanks to all our walkers, donors and volunteers who have accepted the challenge to help fight heart disease and stroke. We cannot achieve our mission without each one of you!

2,000+ people expected to walk at Kemah Boardwalk to fight against heart
disease and stroke THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28

What: The American Heart Association’s Bay Area Heart Walk is a three-mile, non-competitive walk that promotes walking as part of a healthy lifestyle. The walk will center around teaching people the importance of making healthy choices. Healthy For Good is a revolutionary movement to inspire you to create lasting change in your health and your life, one small step at a time. The approach is simple: Eat smart. Add color. Move more. Be well.

When: Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Kemah Boardwalk, Opening Ceremonies: 8 a.m.

Who: Bay Area residents will be walking, including:
•Heart Walk Chair, Bill Shaw, Vice President of Health, Safety and Environmental of Evergreen Industrial Services and chairman of the board of the Houston Area Safety Council, JP, Event Emcee and Radio Show Host, KSBJ, Pastor Derek J. Hunt, Vision Church sharing his personal story of survivorship, Dr. Greg Bonnen | Texas State Representative | District 24, Local Stroke Sponsor – University of Texas Medical Branch
Local Sponsors: Merrill Lynch, Houston Area Safety Council, ISC Constructors, Leidos, John P. McGovern Foundation, MD Anderson, Memorial Hermann Southeast and Pearland, Archer Western, Kaneka North America, Elite Care 24 Hour Emergency Room League City, Neighbors Emergency Center, Chevron Phillips, Noltex, CHI St. Luke’s Patients Medical Center, Kindred Hospitals

Why: Cardiovascular diseases and stroke continue to be the No.1 and No.5 leading causes of death in America, and while over 80 million Americans are affected by one or more forms of heart disease, up to 80 percent of these diseases are largely preventable. Research shows that walking for 30 minutes a day can reduce the risk for developing heart disease.

Media: Media are invited and encouraged to attend. For interview requests (pre-arranged or on-site), please contact Nicole Dixon at Nicole.Dixon@heart.org or 832-918-4046

Register: The Heart Walk is free to participate, but registration is encouraged. For more information, or to register, visit http://bayareaheartwalk.org.

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