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American Heart Association My Heart. My Life. Walk and Run (Heart Walk)

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More than 6,000 health-minded Las Vegas residents will walk or run with family, friends, co-workers, and survivors of heart disease and stroke in this year’s American Heart Association My Heart. My Life. Walk and Run. The event, with both a 5K and 1Mile walking route as well as a timed 5K Heart run, inspires walkers and runners to take steps toward building a stronger, healthier life for themselves and their communities. There will be a free Kids Zone and free health screenings, entertainment, food and more. All survivors of heart disease or stroke will receive a red cap and t-shirt. Online registration is available before Oct. 12 for $30 at www.lasvegasheartwalk.org. Registration is available on event day for $40 on a first come, first serve basis. Key Event Day Times on Oct. 15: Registration Opens: 7:00 am Breakfast: 7:30 am Opening Ceremonies: 8:00 am 5K Run Starts: 9:00 am 5K Walk Starts: 9:15 am Lunch: 11:00 am Cardiovascular diseases and stroke are the nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 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 percent by the year 2020. Last year, more than a million walkers raised over $100 million to fund lifesaving research and education efforts in over 350 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 2011 Heart Walk is nationally sponsored by SUBWAY  restaurants, and locally sponsored by Findlay Toyota, NV Energy, Mountain’s Edge, Freeman, Medco, Nevada State Bank and South Point. For more information, contact lacy.ekert@heart.org or visit www.lasvegasheartwalk.org. #

Occurs once: Oct 15, 2011 (7:00 AM to 12:00 PM)
Contact Name: Nancy Katz
Contact Email: nancy@purduemarion.com
Contact Phone: 7920349-0063
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Exploration Park at Mountain's Edge
9600 S. Buffalo Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89178

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