As time goes by, American lives are a developing heartache and a half; when it comes to surviving literal heartbreak, take notes from the American Heart Association’s number one approach to combating cardiovascular diseases and stroke: “Eat smart. Add color. Move more. Be well.”
The Nov. 4 Heart Walk on the National Mall in Washington D.C. aims to raise at least $2.5 million for the American Heart Association’s ongoing mission of creating a better and brighter world of healthful well-being, through a number of activities from 8:30 a.m. on, including: a non-competitive three- or one-mile walk; Zumba by Bling it on Fitness; a ‘Kid’s Zone’; and interview opportunities with survivors and V.I.P.’s–fun for the entire family.
Erich Sanchack, senior vice president at CenturyLink, is this year’s chair.
“On behalf of the employees of CenturyLink, I am honored to chair the Greater Washington Region Heart Walk,” says Sanchack. “We can all live longer, healthier lives through exercise and diet and make an impact on the lives of others through education and awareness. By supporting the American Heart Association, you are not only impacting your own health, but the health of your loved ones and community members. Everyone plays an important role.”
The issues driving attending walkers, survivors, regional corporate leaders and supporters include: access to quality care; heart disease and stroke research; rehabilitation; CVD prevention–all in the name of “walking the talk for your heart” to raise funds and increase awareness of the prevention of our nation’s top killers–namely heart disease and stroke.
The Heart Walk is one of the American Heart Association’s prime fundraisers, designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living through a fun and social event that everyone can vibe with.
Last year, sponsors and attendees raised over $2.1 million in support of the American Heart Association.
If you are interested in supporting or donating your time and energy to this worthwhile cause, please visit www.greaterwashingtonheartwalk.org or call (703) 248-1715 for more information.