Heart Walk in Alexandria to fight disease, strokeMore than 100 Alexandria residents are expected to don their walking shoes and join together to help fight heart disease and stroke this Saturday, June 23.
More than 100 Alexandria residents are expected to don their walking shoes and join together to help fight heart disease and stroke this Saturday, June 23.
They’ll be participating in the American Heart Association’s “Start! Heart Walk” – an event that’s expected to raise $20,000 and will have walker teams from local companies.
The Heart Walk is a non-competitive walking event. Participants can choose to walk one, three or six miles.
It’s not too late to take part – people can form a team or just show up to the Heart Walk. There is no cost to participate but donations are encouraged.
The event starts at Voyager Elementary School with registration beginning at 8 a.m. The program will start at 8:50 a.m. and the walk kicks off at 9 a.m.
Heart disease and stroke survivors will be wearing red caps.
The American Heart Association has invested more than $13 million over the last five years for research studies in Minnesota. Past research has yielded discoveries such as CPR, life-extending drugs, pacemakers, bypass surgery and surgical techniques to repair heart defects.
The walk is sponsored nationally by Subway Restaurants and locally in the Alexandria area by Tastefully Simple and Central Minnesota Heart Center.