South Dakota Heart Walks Raise Awareness for AHA Mission

Thousands of South Dakotans are expected to join one of our state's Heart Walks this Fall to raise funds to fight heart disease and stroke, the two leading causes of death in the world. Heart Walks are non-competitive and in addition to raising money, helps to raise awareness for the life-saving mission of the American Heart Association.

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According to the AHA, for every hour of brisk walking, life expectancy may increase for some adults by two hours. Research has shown walking is the single most effective form of exercise to achieve heart health. The benefits of walking and moderate physical activity for as little as 30 minutes each day can help reduce the risk of heart disease.  It is never too late to start living a healthier life.  Heart Walk is a great way to jump start a culture of healthy living for the entire family. 

Heart Walk participants also will enjoy the Heart Festival, which includes inflatables, refreshments, educational booths, and free blood pressure screenings. The Heart Walk is a free event and is open to the public.

South Dakota Heart Walks

Black Hills Heart Walk, Saturday, September 17th, Rapid City

Central States Heart Walk, Saturday, September 24th, Pierre

For information on participating in the Heart Walk, visit


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