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2015 Stanislaus Heart Walk This Weekend

Over 1,000 community members band together to fight heart disease and stroke at Stanislaus Heart Walk

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WHAT:

Stanislaus Heart Walk

 

WHEN:  

Saturday, September 26, 8 a.m. – 12 noon                       

8:30 a.m.                    Brief program and warm-up              

9 a.m.                         Heart Walk                     

8 a.m. – 11 a.m.         Visit the festival booths including blood pressure screenings, fitness area and more!

 

WHERE:

Modesto Junior College, East Campus – 435 College Ave, Modesto, CA

 

MORE INFORMATION:

www.Stanislausheartwalk.org; (209) 477-2683


VISUALS AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Over 1000 walkers supporting the fight against heart disease and stroke
  • Heart disease and stroke survivors of all ages wearing red caps
  • Heart disease and stroke survivors and American Heart Association representatives available for interview
  • 5k Walk/Run, 9 a.m.
  • Kids Zone with fun activities for children
  • Health Fair

Event highlights: Wellness booths, snack samples, kids zone

WHO:              Heart disease and stroke survivors of all ages
Ordinary people making extraordinary lifestyle changes for better health
Hundreds of walkers from Stanislaus County

 

WHY:               The American Heart Association aims to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent by the year 2020. The Heart Walk brings communities together to help achieve this goal.

 

Lack of physical activity is one of the leading contributors of heart disease and stroke. Walking is a step toward better health!

 

Why Walking?  Because walking is free, easy, and has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity.  It’s the simplest positive change individuals can make to effectively improve their heart health.

 

Research has shown that the benefits of walking and physical activity for only 30 minutes a day include:

 

  • Reduced risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduction of high cholesterol and improved blood lipid profile
  • Reduced body fat
  • Enhanced mental well being
  • Increased bone density, which helps to prevent osteoporosis
  • Reduced risk of cancer
  • Reduced risk of non-insulin-dependent diabetes
  • Lots and lots of fun!

 

ABOUT THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION:

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 5 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 nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit www.heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. For information on participating in the Stanislaus Heart Walk, visit the American Heart Association’s Stanislaus branch at www.stanislausheartwalk.org.

 

The Heart & Stroke Walk is sponsored nationally by Subway. The Heart & Stroke Walk is locally presented by Doctors Medical. The event is locally sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, E & J Gallo, Emanuel Medical Center, Ball Container, Dot Foods, Mocse Credit Union, Sutter Health and The Wine Group. The media sponsors are KHOP 95.1 and Herlife Magazine.

 

WALK MORE + EAT WELL = LIVE LONGER

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