August 30, 2012
More than 2,500 Reno health-minded residents will walk or run with families, friends, co-workers and heart and stroke survivors in the American Heart Association’s 2012 Northern Nevada Heart Walk.
The two-mile walk, with a .75-mile survivor route and professionally timed 5K run, inspires walkers and runners to take steps toward building a stronger, healthier life for themselves and their communities. The Walk/Run also includes a Kids Zone, free health screenings, entertainment, food, and of course, fun for the entire family.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
8:00 a.m. Day-of registration begins
9:00 a.m. 5K Run Start
9:45 a.m. Opening Ceremonies begin
10:00 a.m. My Heart. My Life. Walk start
Scheels, 1200 Scheels Drive, Sparks, NV
Cardiovascular diseases and stroke are the nation’s No. 1 and No.4 killers, and Nevada’s No. 3 and No. 4 killers. My Heart. My Life. is a new national movement designed to get everyone to embrace an overall healthier lifestyle in order to improve cardiovascular health. The goal is to improve the cardiovascular health of Americans by 20% by the year 2020.
Last year, more than a million walkers raised over $100 million to fund lifesaving research and education efforts in over 300 Heart Walks across the country. Funds raised at the Heart Walk help place up-to-the-minute research into doctor’s hands, explore groundbreaking pediatric heart and stroke research and relay life-saving information to those who need it most.
Research funded by the American Heart Association has yielded or contributed to many important innovations such as CPR, pacemakers, bypass surgery, the heart-lung machine, surgical techniques to repair heart defects, and life-extending drugs like clot-busters. These and other advances are making it possible for many people to call themselves “survivors.” Through Heart Walks across the country the American Heart Association will create hope, inspire change and celebrate success.
The 2012 Heart Walk is nationally sponsored by SUBWAY Ò restaurants and Jenny Craig, and locally presented by Renown. Other local sponsors include Saint Mary’s, IGT, Waste Management, Northern Nevada Medical Center, Champion Chevrolet and Meadows Bank.
The registration fee for the professionally timed 5K run is $40. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nevadaheartwalk.com.