WHAT: More than 30,000 Houstonians will participate in the Heart & Stroke Walk this November in support of the American Heart Association’s fight against heart disease and stroke. Bigger than ever before, the Heart & Stroke Walk will take place again at Houston’s premier venue,Reliant Park. The walk will feature family fun and physical fitness to promote walking as a part of a healthy lifestyle while raising funds to support cardiovascular research and educational programs for the American Heart Association.
The Heart & Stroke Walk is part of the Association’s My Heart. My Life. national platform, sponsored nationally by Subway and Jenny, and locally by ConocoPhillips, Halliburton, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System and FMC Technologies.
WHEN: Saturday, November 16, 2013
Opening ceremonies at 9 a.m.; Walk begins at 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Reliant Park – Opening Ceremony and Walk Festivities in Yellow Parking Lot 1 Reliant Park
WHY: Heart disease and stroke — the nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers — and all other cardiovascular diseases, claim more than 870,000 American lives a year. The American Heart Association’s goal is $2.8 million for the 2013 Houston Heart & Stroke Walk. Research funded by the American Heart Association has yielded or contributed to many important innovations such as CPR, life-extending drugs (including clot-busters), pacemakers, bypass surgery, the heart-lung machine and surgical techniques to repair heart defects.
HOW: To participate in the annual event, walkers can register online by visiting www.houstonheartwalk.org or by calling 713-610-5033. There is no registration fee, but donations are appreciated. Fundraisers who secure a minimum of $100 will receive a free event T-shirt. Walk as part of a company team or form your own team with family and friends.