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The American Heart Association will hold its annual Lowcountry Heart Walk on Saturday, September 30th at a new venue, the Riverfront Park in North Charleston. Five thousand supporters and survivors are expected to attend and raise funds to support cardiovascular research and education. This event could be the first million-dollar Heart Walk in South Carolina. With your help, the American Heart Association can continue to educate the community, promote healthier living, fight heart disease and stroke, and fund lifesaving research.
The Heart Walk raises awareness that walking 30 minutes a day greatly reduces your risk of heart disease and stroke, which are America’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers. Life is Why is locally sponsored by MUSC, and Healthy For Good is locally sponsored by Bennett Hospitality and the InterTech Group.
Activities begin at 8:00am. The walk will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a special presentation by Roper Saint Francis of the 2017 Lifestyle Change Award, which celebrates individuals who are taking steps toward a heart-healthy life. This includes weight loss, lowering cholesterol, improving blood pressure, or increasing their level of activity.
This year’s Heart Walk Chair, Michael Bennett of Bennett Hospitality is encouraging the community to get involved. “This year, we are honored to support the American Heart Association’s fight to end heart disease and stroke in our community,” says Bennett. “Our hope is that the Lowcountry Heart Walk will jump start a culture of healthy living among participants and increase passion for supporting the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association.”
To register as a team or individual for the Lowcountry Heart Walk, go to www.LowcountrySCHeartWalk.org. Attendees can run or walk the one mile loop or the 5k route. Remember we are not only raising funds, we are raising heart beats!