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Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk

  • Written by Meg Cressey, American Heart Assn.
About 10,000 walkers are expected to take a stand against two of the most prominent causes of death in the United States – heart disease and stroke – at the Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk, Saturday, October 20, at Seattle Center.

This event brings people of all ages together to raise awareness and support the American Heart Association (AHA).

The Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk, formerly known as the Puget Sound Heart Walk, is the largest community event for the local AHA, with generous donations already exceeding $1 million dollars.

The walk welcomes heart and stroke survivors, family teams, and corporate teams who walk to raise awareness and funding for the mission of the AHA.

Cardiovascular diseases are the number one killer of Americans and stroke is the fourth leading killer. Nowadays, one in three Americans has some form of heart disease, and many more are not even aware that they are at risk.

Forty-nine percent of American adults are not getting the exercise they need, and the Heart and Stroke Walk seeks to inspire people to take steps toward a healthier life, no matter how big or small that step may be.

Funding from the Heart and Stroke Walk supports innovative research, the fight for stronger public health policies, and lifesaving tools and education for all Americans.

The Heart and Stroke Walk will be followed by a festival with interactive booths, educational demos such as CPR and healthy cooking, live music, and a kids zone.

To participate, visit www.pugetsoundheartwalk.org or call (206) 632-6881.

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