WHO: An estimated 25,000 to 30,000 Houstonians will participate in the Heart Walk presented by Memorial Hermann Health System and Reliant Energy. The Heart Walk is part of the Association’s new My Heart. My Life. national platform, sponsored locally by FMC Technologies and ConocoPhillips, which is designed to change the way Americans think about their health, and help people feel better and live longer.
WHAT: Fun Activities and non-competitive 5k walk 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.
WHEN: Saturday, November 3, 2012 8:30 a.m.
WHERE: Reliant Park
1 Reliant Park
Houston, TX 77054
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 $ 2.2 million for the 2012 Houston Heart 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 713-610-5042. There is no registration fee, but donations are appreciated. Walk as part of a company team or form your own team with family and friends.