The inaugural West Valley Heart Walk is just 90 days away, and Abrazo Health is partnering with the American Heart Association to present the new event on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Goodyear Civic Square.
The West Valley Heart Walk looks to serve as a community event focused on improving the quality of life for residents of the West Valley. Funds raised will go toward making an impact on local lives through providing AEDs, CPR training, and education for heart health in the West Valley, as well as funding research.
Registration is free, and participants can start a team, join a team or join as an individual. Participants can form teams now and register.
Abrazo Health’s presence in the West Valley, along with its commitment to heart health, made the partnership a natural extension of the cardiovascular care provided in Abrazo hospitals, said Abrazo West Campus CEO Hans Driessnack, who is chairing the event.
“As one of Arizona’s leading cardiovascular care providers, Abrazo Health recognizes the importance of heart health in our community,” Driessnack said. “I have been affected by heart disease both personally and professionally, and I see the effects of unmanaged heart disease on a daily basis in our hospitals.
“I’m thrilled to collaborate with the American Heart Association Arizona Division and serve as the 2023 chair for the West Valley Heart Walk.”
The West Valley Heart Walk will feature a 3-mile walk and a 1-mile survivor miracle mile. The event opens at 9 a.m., and the walk will start at 10 a.m. Health activities and entertainment will continue after walkers complete their exercise.
Funds are needed to fight the No. 1 and No. 5 killers in the nation, heart disease and stroke, according to the American Heart Association. With a fundraising goal set at $500,000, donations made through the West Valley Heart Walk will help save the lives of adults struggling with heart disease and fund new heart and stroke medical breakthroughs.
“West Valley business leaders are helping rally around the event,” Driessnack said. “Heart disease exacts a large toll on individuals, families and businesses. This is a great opportunity to show people how they can improve the quality of their life and come together as a community.”
West Valley Heart Walk
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 2
WHERE: Goodyear Civic Square
1900 N. Civic Square, Goodyear
INFO: RSVP at westvalleyheartwalk.org
By Glendale Star Staff www.glendalestar.com
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