In fact, someone dies from Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) every 39 seconds. Heart disease also kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. And congenital cardiovascular defects are the most common cause of infant death from birth defects.
The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premiere cardiovascular disease research fundraising event to save lives.
The American Heart Association Heart Walk funds raise supports projects like these:
• Putting up-to-the-minute research into doctors’ hands so they can better prevent and treat heart disease among patients.
• Groundbreaking pediatric heart and stroke research. About 36,000 babies are born with heart defects each year — research is the key to saving babies’ lives.
• Getting lifesaving information to those who need it most — information that can save a life such as how to eat better, how to recognize the warning signs of heart attack, and how to talk to a doctor about critical health choices.
The American Heart Association Heart Walk design promotes cardiovascular disease hearthealthy living. The Heart Walk creates physical activity and a rewarding environment. The Heart Walk is fun for the entire family.
Find your local Heart Walk and get started today. Join your company team, start a team of your own, or join as an individual — whatever you choose, you can make a difference in people’s lives, including your own.
American Heart Association Heart Walk 2014 in Miami-Dade is Nov. 1 at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd.