Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of all Americans? In fact, someone dies from CVD every 39 seconds! Heart disease also kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. And congenital cardiovascular defects are the most common cause of infant death from birth defects. Heart Walk is great way to help in the fight against heart disease in your community.
Get started today by finding your local Heart Walk! Join your company team, start a team of your own, or join as an individual - whatever you choose, you can make a difference in people’s lives – including your own!
When you join Heart Walk, you join more than a million people in 300+ cities across American in taking a stand against heart disease and helping save lives! The funds you raise in the Heart Walk will support projects like these:
- Putting up-to-the-minute research into doctors' hands so they can better prevent and treat heart disease among patients.
- Groundbreaking pediatric heart and stroke research. About 36,000 babies are born with heart defects each year - research is the key to saving babies' lives.
- Getting life-saving information to those who need it most - information that can save a life, like how to eat better, how to recognize the warning signs of heart attack, and how to talk to a doctor about critical health choices.
Everyone has a reason to live a healthier, longer life. The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premier event in your community. It promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun, family environment. It is a time of celebration for those who have made lifestyle changes and encourages many more to take the pledge to live healthier lifestyles while raising the monies needed to fund life-saving research and education, advocate for health and SAVE lives! What are you waiting for? Participate and share your why or possibly discover your why!
Register for an upcoming Heart Walk in your Community!
Eastern South Dakota Heart Walk, Saturday, August 22nd, Falls Park, Sioux Falls
Black Hills Heart Walk, Saturday, September 12th, Main Street Square, Rapid City
Central South Dakota Heart Walk, Saturday, September 19th, Hyde Stadium, Pierre