Join us tomorrow at the Heart Walk

Join the American Heart Association, Subway Restaraunts, PHP and Parkview Health at the Northeast Indiana Heart Walk this Saturday, September 17th, at Parkview Field. The free event will feature children’s activities, educational booths, free health screenings, entertainment, snacks and more.
The Heart Walk provides an opportunity for people in our community to initiate changes in their health through walking, while raising funds to help prevent heart disease and stroke- America’s No. 1 and 3 killers. The annual non-competitive event offers one and three-mile walk courses in which individuals and teams created by employees participate to raise money for the American Heart Association.
While the walk is free, donations are accepted. Funds are raised from walkers who collect donations from family, friends and coworkers. The American Heart Association hopes to raise $200,000 at this year’s Heart Walk.
Activities begin at 8:30 a.m. A brief program commences at 9:45 a.m. and the walk kicks off shortly after 10 a.m. For more information, visit www.heart.org/FortWayne.
Despite progress, heart disease and stroke continue to be major health threats. Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 3 health threats for Hoosiers. Each day, nearly 2,400 Americans die from a cardiovascular disease. That’s an average of one death every 37 seconds.
A leading risk factor for heart attack and stroke is lack of physical activity. Research has also found that individuals may gain two hours of life expectancy for every one hour of regular, vigorous exercise they do.
American Heart Association-funded research has yielded or contributed to such important discoveries as CPR, life-extending drugs (including clot-busters), pacemakers, bypass surgery, the heart-lung machine and surgical techniques to repair heart defects.

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Wendy King says ... on Monday, Sep 19 at 12:13 PM

Thanks to everyone who participated in Saturday's walk! It was a great success because of you!

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