Southern Delaware Heart Walk set for Saturday

DOVER — The American Heart Association in Southern Delaware will hold the Southern Delaware Heart Walk on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8-11:30 a.m. at Delaware Technical Community College Terry Campus in Dover.

Festivities begin at 8 a.m.; Walk Ceremony starts at 8:45 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. Post walk festivities are at 10 a.m.

Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Southern Delaware Heart Walk creates an environment that’s fun and rewarding for anyone who has been affected by heart disease, or supports them.

There will be sponsor tents, a kids zone and healthy snacks. Pets and strollers are welcome.

The Heart Walk is part of the American Heart Association’s Healthy for Good initiative, aimed at encouraging American’s to make even one small change in their behavior to improve health and wellness.

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Heart disease is our nation’s No. 1 killer, claiming nearly a million American lives a year, more than all forms of cancer combined. Stroke is the No. 5 killer and the leading cause of long-term disability in all Americans. The Heart Walk will raise awareness and funds for the American Heart Association.

There are no fees but walkers are eligible for a Heart Walk T-shirt once they have raised a minimum of $100.

All funds will go towards research and education and will move AHA towards their 2020 mission goal, of reducing cardiovascular deaths and stroke by 20 percent while improving the health of all Americans by 20 percent by 2020.

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