Americn Heart Association Heart Walk

WHAT Approximately 1000 Hall County families, friends, co-workers and heart and stroke survivors will walk in the American Heart Association’s upcoming Start! Heart Walk (5K walk).

WHEN September 22, 2007 Activities Begin: 9:00 Walk: 10:00

WHERE Wilshire Park & the Spirit Rock

WHY Heart disease and stroke, the nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers, claim more than 930,000 American lives a year. In Hall County, CVD is responsible for 36% of all deaths. Last year, In Hall County, 700+ walkers contributed over $92,000 at the Heart Walk. Research funded by the American Heart Association has yielded or contributed to many important discoveries — such as CPR, life-extending drugs (including clot-busters), pacemakers, bypass surgery, the heart-lung machine and surgical techniques to repair heart defects. These and other advances are making it possible for many to call themselves “survivors.”

Sponsors: Current 2007 sponsors include: Regions Bank and Little-Davenport Funeral Home. The Heart Walk is presented nationally by Subway, Healthy Choice and AstraZeneca.