To Do: Heart Walk 2011

Help the American Heart Association raise millions for CVD research

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Cardiovascular disease doesn’t care if you’re young or old, male or female. According to the American Heart Association, CVD is the number one killer of all Americans, responsible for more women’s deaths than all forms of cancer combined, and the most common cause of infant death via congenital birth defects.

On November 12th, you can join the AHA’s Heart Walk to raise funds for research and awareness programs. It’s free to sign up, but walkers receive prizes based on the amount they raise. The AHA is also looking for volunteers to help organize the event.

The three-mile walk will start at Citizens Bank Park and end at FDR Park, and will be preceded by a fun opening festival with live entertainment, food and games. Held in over 300 cities, Heart Walk has raised millions of dollars to improve heart health. This year’s fundraising goal: $1,900,000.

Free, November 12, 10:30 a.m, Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizen’s Bank Way,