American Heart Association Heart Walk

Walking to fight heart disease and stroke

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.

The Heart Walk is the AHA’s largest fund raising event, with over 1 million people participating in 305 events across the country each year. The four 2017 Bay Area Heart Walks have thus far raised a combined $2.36 million dollars towards fighting this country’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease and stroke.

To support the cause, Capital Pacific team members volunteered at the San Francisco Heart Walk on September 15th, working one of the two water stations along the route. Maggie Clancy stated, “On a hot, sunny day, it was important that we kept everyone hydrated and they really appreciated the water station at the half-way mark.” Over 5,000 people participated in the 5K non-competitive walk, which ran from Justin Herman Plaza to AT&T Park, home of the SF Giants, and back along the water front.

This is such an important cause, so we were inspired to see how many people walked to raise awareness and funds for the fight against heart disease.” – Jack Navarra

Here are a few of the ways the American Heart Association is making a difference with the fund raised by Heart Walks across the country:

  • Innovative research into the causes, treatments, and preventative measures influencing Heart Disease and Stroke.
  • AHA educates lawmakers, policymakers and the public as they advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities.
  • Fighting for stronger public health policies, and providing critical tools and information to save and improve lives.
  • The AHA is the nation’s leader in CPR education training.
  • Support networks are available through the AHA/ASA for Heart Disease and Stroke patients, survivors, and caregivers.

For more information on the American Heart Associate or to donate click here.