20,000 people expected to participate in 2018 Denver Heart &
Stroke Walk at Mile High Stadium
DENVER, CO – April 7, 2018 – More than 20,000 Denver area residents are expected to raise their heart rates and more than $2 million for the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) at the 2018 Denver Heart & Stroke Walk on June 2 at Mile High Stadium.
The 2018 Heart & Stroke Walk event will include a timed 5K run, Yoga in the End Zone, a 5K walk or 1-mile walk, a kid’s zone and the Healthy For Good Health and Wellness Expo. The expo will begin at 8 a.m. and will end at 12:30 p.m. The timed 5K run will begin at 8 a.m. and Yoga in the End Zone begins at 8:45 a.m. The 5K and Yoga include registration fees. The 5K walk or 1-mile walk will begin at 10 a.m. The walks are free, but fundraising is encouraged.
Individuals, teams and companies can sign up in advance for the walk, run or yoga at www.DenverHeartWalk.org.
“This year, we are encouraging participants to keep ‘#heartwalking’ throughout the year,” said Helen Drexler, 2018 Heart & Stroke Walk Chair and CEO of Delta Dental of Colorado. “#Heartwalking is more than raising money for the cause or going for a walk, it’s an ongoing, personal commitment to move more by taking small, consistent steps to being Healthy For Good.”
Walking or participating in any exercise can boost energy, strength and mood, and fend off serious health issues like obesity, high blood pressure, poor cholesterol and bone loss. The AHA recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity per week for adults and 60 minutes of physical activity per day for children.
“Research has shown adding more steps to your day could add years to your life,” said Drexler. “Moving more doesn’t have to be hard – take the stairs, park further away, ditch the conference room and take your meeting on a walk. The key is to find activities you enjoy and make them part of your daily routine.”
The Heart & Stroke Walk is a year-long campaign focused on building a healthier community for the Denver area. The campaign provides an opportunity to engage employees in a heart-healthy physical activity and promote team building within organizations to create a healthier workforce. The year-round campaign concludes with the event on June 2. Making small changes to improve overall wellness is the foundation of the AHA’s Healthy For GoodTM movement, which provides practical information to help people eat smart, add color, move more and be well.
The 2018 Denver Heart & Stroke Walk event is locally sponsored by Delta Dental of Colorado and DCP Midstream.
About the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association
The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association are devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – two of the 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.
Free, fundraising encouraged
American Heart Association
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