Individuals and groups are invited to participate in the Long Beach Heart Walk in Shoreline Village on Saturday, November 10, 2012. Attractions include a 5K walk/run, 1-mile survivor route, kidsâ€™ fun zone, live entertainment, a health expo, and giveaways.
Online PR News – 01-October-2012 – Long Beach, CA – The American Heart Association invites the community to the Long Beach Heart Walk to be held at Shoreline Village on Saturday, November 10, 2012. The goal of the event is to raise $300,000 to help in the fight against heart disease and stroke, which claim more than 831,000 American lives each year.
A few facts about the impact of cardiovascular diseases:
â€˘ Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women over age 25.
â€˘ More than 1 in 3 adult men has some form of cardiovascular disease.
â€˘ Among non-Hispanic blacks age 20 and older, 43.0% of men and 45.7% of women have high blood pressure.
â€˘ Among Mexican-American adults age 20 and older, 30.7% of men and 30.9% of women have cardiovascular disease.
The Heart Walk was created to build healthier lives by promoting healthy habits, such as walking, as a regular part of life. Event attractions include a 5K walk/run, a 1-mile survivor route, a kidsâ€™ fun zone, live entertainment, a health expo, free blood pressure screenings, CPR demonstrations, and giveaways.
Individuals, families, churches, schools, and companies are welcome to form Heart Walk teams. There is no fee to participate. Walkers are eligible to receive a free Heart Walk t-shirt when they raise $100 or more. To register a team, please visit www.LongBeachHeartWalk.org or call 949-885-1544. Participants are encouraged to share their volunteer, fundraising, and team-building progress via social media.
The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization working to prevent, treat and defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.
Long Beach Heart Walk is sponsored by nationally by Subway and Jenny Craig and locally by Union Bank.
For more information about the Long Beach Heart Walk, contact Dawn Hoem at Dawn.Hoem@heart.org or (949) 885-1544.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke â€“ Americaâ€™s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nationâ€™s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or join us, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or any of our offices around the country, or visit heart.org.