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Hearts Walks For A Healthy Movement

Keep moving while raising funds for American Heart Association

April 29, 2012       1 Comments
By: Stacy Sawyer

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Mark your calendar for the Great Lakes Bay Region Heart Walk, the American Heart Association's premier community fundraising event. The event will be held in Midland on Saturday, May 12 at the Dow. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The 2 mile walk begins at 9:30 a.m.

Walkers are encouraged to organize teams at the companies where they work or with family and friends. Walkers may also ask others to support their walk effort by sponsoring them with a life-saving donation to the American Heart Association. The Heart Walk is designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, and creates an environment that's fun and rewarding for the entire family.

  • Someone dies from cardiovascular disease every 38 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.

    "When you join Heart Walk, you join more than a million people in 300+ cities across America in taking a stand against heart disease and helping save lives," said Jennifer Gracey, corporate event director of the American Heart Association. "Walk with friends, family, coworkers and help make our community a healthier place to live, work and play. Your heart will thank you for it."

    Research funded by the American Heart Association has yielded major advances, such as the heart-lung machine, CPR/ AED, life-extending drugs, pacemakers, bypass surgery and surgical techniques to repair heart defects and save lives.

    For more information about the Heart Walk, visit Great Lakes Bay Region Heart Walk.

    If you can't make it to the walk, but would like to get involved in the fight against heart disease and stroke, join our action network, You're The Cure. Be the moving force behind policy change. You're the Cure advocates bring heart and stroke statistics to life by sharing their personal expertise with lawmakers at the local, state, and national levels. Through emails, phone calls, letters to the editor, press events, and face-to-face meetings with decision makers, You're the Cure advocates directly influence policy and improve the quality of life for not only our family members, friends, and neighbors, but for all of our fellow Americans. Visit You're The Cure for more information.

    The Heart Walk is sponsored nationally by SUBWAY® Restaurants and Jenny Craig.

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    Stacy Sawyer is the Director of Communications for the American Heart Association. She can be reached at (989) 225-7513.

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