Cape Fear Heart Walk
By ASHLEY MILLER
Are you a heart disease or stroke survivor — or are you close to one? The American Heart Association wants to walk with you in October.
On Saturday, October 19, Chair David H. Parks, Vice President of Cardiac & Clinical Support Services at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and the American Heart Association will welcome more than 1,500 people as they take to the streets for the Cape Fear Heart Walk at the Campus of UNCW.
The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s largest single fundraising event across the nation. Everyone is welcome and participation is free.
This year’s fundraising goal for the Cape Fear Heart Walk is $200,000. Sign-up is now open for the event at www.capefearncheartwalk.org.
The American Heart Association welcomes survivors, survivor families, and their supporters to join the festivities and share their stories. Heart and stroke survivors will be distinguished at the Heart Walk with special red caps.
The Heart Walk is a non-competitive, 5K fundraising walk with teams from local companies and community groups, and friends and family members of all ages.
Funds raised support research, public health programs and community education to fight heart disease and stroke, America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers.
The annual success of the Cape Fear Heart Walkis due in part to local presenting sponsors New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Daniel’s Family Management, and nationally sponsored by Subway Restaurants and Jenny Craig.
To sign up or to learn more about the Cape Fear Heart Walk, visit www.capefearncheartwalk.org or call 910-538-9270.
About the American Heart Association The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. They 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 locally, call 910-538-9270.