WHO: American Heart Association’s Coastal Bend Heart Walk, sponsored by, CHRISTUS Spohn Health System. The American Heart Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
WHAT: The non-competitive, three-mile Heart Walk is still focused on its initial assignment, funding groundbreaking research and lifesaving programs through the passion of walking together to change lives.
WHEN: Saturday, October 5, 2019 | Check-In: 7:30am and Walk Start: 8:00am
WHERE: Whataburger Field (734 E. Port Avenue Corpus Christi, TX 78401)
HOW: Heart Walk participants are dedicated and committed to progressing life-saving science. Since 1993, nearly 1 million people walk each year for a singular mission, to cure heart disease and stroke. The Coastal Bend Heart Walk is among 300 Heart Walks held in communities across the nation. Individuals and teams can register for the Coastal Bend Heart Walk, by visiting coastalbendheartwalk.org.
WHY: Each day, we lose about 2,150 Americans from heart disease- The No. 1 killer in the United States. Stroke, the No. 5 killer and leading cause of severe disability, claims the lives of nearly 219,000 each year. Since the inception of the Heart Walk, mortality rates from cardiovascular disease and stroke have plummeted by 45 percent. Although there have been great strides made in how heart disease and stroke are diagnosed and treated, there is far more work to be done. The Heart Walk funds research to deliver progressive, life-saving science as big solutions to a big problem.
SOURCE: American Heart Association