American Heart Association Lowcountry Heart Walk Hits $1 Million Goal

The 2021 Lowcountry Heart Walk campaign has officially repeated history by raising more than $1 million dollars for the second year in a row. The Lowcountry Heart Walk took place on Saturday, February 27th where thousands of supporters and survivors from across the state raised funds to support cardiovascular research and education. 

The Lowcountry Heart Walk raises awareness about the importance of getting physically active. Moving 150 minutes a week can greatly reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke, which are the No. 1 and No. 5 killers in the United States. Over 50 local companies celebrated throughout February, American Heart Month, to put a spotlight on ways to live longer, healthier lives.  

The Heart Walk on Saturday was a culmination of a year’s worth of work for company and community teams in the area and would not have been possible without the support of many sponsors including local Life is Why sponsors MUSC Health and the InterTech Group.  

Dan Battista, 2021 Lowcountry Heart Walk Chair 

2021 Lowcountry Heart Walk Chair Dan Battista, Senior Vice President of LOWE, is passionate about the American Heart Association’s mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.  

“It was a great privilege to be the Chair of the 2021 Lowcountry Heart Walk. We raised over a $1 million, continuing to make this the largest American Heart Association event in South Carolina history. I’m so proud that the community came together and contributed to the American Heart Association’s great work, even though we couldn’t all celebrate in person this year. Together, we repeated the $1Mpossible, and I can’t wait to see how the campaign continues to grow each year,” says Battista 

To give back to the campaign, visit www.LowcountrySCHeartWalk.org.  

Additional Resources: 

https://www2.heart.org/site/DocServer/21CharlestonHW-Lowcountry_Heart_Walk_Move_More_Challenge.pdf?docID=7741 

About the American Heart Association 

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

For Media Inquiries:  

Jennifer Waites: Jennifer.Waites@heart.org, 803.665.0120 

For Public Inquiries: (800) AHA-USA1 (242-8721) 

heart.org and strokeassociation.org 

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