Heart Disease and Stroke are two of the deadliest diseases in America – #1 and #3 killers of Minnesotans!
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association is working to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent, all by the year 2020. My Heart. My Life. is their newest plan and most comprehensive platform for health, wellness and fitness to empower Americans to get healthier.
My Heart. My Life. is about embracing an overall healthier lifestyle to improve cardiovascular health among children and families. Simple behavior adjustments like changing how we eat and how we move can help people feel better and live longer. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association is further placing emphasis on increasing health education, advocating for better public policy in important health areas such as anti-smoking laws, and helping communities find ways to eat healthier and stay physically active.
You Can Help!
You can take the pledge to live a healthier lifestyle while raising the dollars needed to fund life-saving research and initiatives. Join a Heart Walk and unite more than a million people in 300+ cities across America in taking a stand against heart disease and helping save lives!
St. Cloud Area Heart Walk!
This year, the St. Cloud Heart Walk is scheduled for April 28, 2012! Bring your energy, your passion and your stories – let your footsteps be heard! Join your company team or start a team of your own – whatever you choose, you can make a difference in people’s lives – including your own!St. Cloud Area Heart Walk
CentraCare Health Plaza Saturday, April 28, 2012
8a.m. – Registration and Heart Festival Begins (food, fun and refreshments)
8 – 10a.m. – Community-Wide Health Fair – Vendor Booths, Eat Street, Kid Zone 8:45 – 9:15a.m. – Opening Ceremonies: Welcome Awards, Introduction of Survivors, Warm-up/Exercise.
9:15 – 11a.m. – Heart Walk
How It Works!
Participants raise donations from friends, family, and co-workers. Walkers will have a choice of lengths to walk (1 or 2 miles), or tailor the walk to their own fitness levels. Participants earn prizes based on the amount of donations raised. Company teams may qualify for special awards. It’s a great way to build company morale, improve teamwork skills, and most importantly, the funds help save lives!