The Heart Walk

I work for The Care Group Cardiology & this coming Saturday (9/22) is Lafayette's American Heart Association's signature fund-raising event. The Heart Walk promotes physical activity & heart-healthy living in a fun family environment. In 2007 over 1,000,000 walkers will participate in more than 600 events across the country, raising funds to save lives from this country’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers, heart disease and stroke.

The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization working to prevent, treat and defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. These diseases effect millions of people of all ages and kill more than 910,000 Americans each year. To fight cardiovascular diseases, the association supports research, education and advocacy and helps heart disease and stroke patients. Research that the AHA has funded has led to such major advances as:

- bypass surgery

- artificial heart valves

- pacemakers

- clot-busting drugs

- high blood pressure medication

If you are interested in supporting my walk please call or email me this week!

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