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2015 HOUSTON HEART & STROKE WALK
Saturday, November 7, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
More than 40,000 Houstonians will participate in the Heart & Stroke Walk this November in support of the American Heart Association’s fight against heart disease and stroke. Bigger than ever before, the Heart & Stroke Walk will take place again at Houston’s premier venue, NRG Park (formerly known as Reliant Park). The walk will feature family fun and physical fitness to promote walking as a part of a healthy lifestyle while raising funds to support cardiovascular research and educational programs for the American Heart Association. The Heart & Stroke Walk is part of the Association’s My Heart. My Life Platform.
Event Chair: Elizabeth Killinger, President of NRG Retail and Reliant
My Heart My Life Platform sponsors: Reliant NRG and Schlumberger
Local Presenting sponsors: FMC Technologies and Memorial Hermann
Saturday, November 7, 2015 — 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Festivities will begin at 8 a.m.; Opening ceremonies at 9 a.m.; Walk begins at 9:30 a.m.
Heart disease and stroke — the nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers — and all other cardiovascular diseases, claim 787,000American lives a year. That’s about one of every three deaths in America. The American Heart Association’s goal is $3.6 million for the 2015 Houston Heart & Stroke Walk. Research funded by the American Heart Association has yielded or contributed to many important innovations such as CPR, life-extending drugs (including clot-busters), pacemakers, bypass surgery, the heart-lung machine and surgical techniques to repair heart defects.
FREE! To participate in the annual event, walkers can register online by visiting www.houstonheartwalk.org. There is no registration fee, but donations are appreciated. Fundraisers who secure a minimum of $100 will receive a free event T-shirt. Everyone is invited to walk as part of a company team or their own team with family and friends