The American Heart Association holds annual Bergen Passaic Heart Walk
Saddle Brook, NJ, September 26, 2018 – It’s time to lace up your sneakers for a good cause! The American Heart Association will hold its annual Bergen Passaic Heart Walk on Sunday, October 7, at Express Scripts Campus in Franklin Lakes. The walk, locally sponsored by Valley Health System, Hackensack Meridian Health, Novartis, and media sponsor, NJ BIZ, will bring together families and participants from Bergen and Passaic County for a day of cardiovascular wellness.
The event will feature a “bark park” for your furry friends, flu shots administered by Walgreens, CPR demonstrations, a kids zone, health screenings from Valley Health System, lifestyle change awards and so much more! Bryan Civitarese, the event emcee, will kick off the morning ceremony before leading us to the ribbon cutting ceremony with local heart and stroke survivors.
Today, about one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese. This is nearly triple the rate in 1963. Americans’ sedentary lifestyles are increasing their risk for cardiovascular diseases, but small steps—both the kind we take and the kind we make—lead to big gains and can help you become Healthy for Good. Whether it’s walking, running, biking, swimming, playing sports or doing yoga – just move more!
Walking is a great way for the family to get out and get active together. Join the American Heart Association, and families across the state, to make a change in your life and the lives of your loved ones at the Bergen Passaic Heart Walk. To learn more about the Heart Walk, visit www.bergenpassaicheartwalk.org or call 201.518.1964 or email [email protected]
About the American Heart AssociationThe American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.