Will you walk in the Rutherford County Heart Walk this Saturday in Murfreesboro?
The annual event is a key fundraiser for the American Heart Association in Rutherford County, and funds go to vital research, public health programs and community education about the no. 1 killer of Americans, cardiovascular disease. This year's fundraising goal is $100,000. The date of the event is this Saturday (Sept. 13, 2014).
A one-hour family-friendly festival will start at 8 a.m. (9/13/14), featuring health-oriented interactive games, music, displays and activities for the whole family. The Walk begins at 9. Several thousand walkers are expected to participate.
David Hoke and Janet Bowman are co-chairs of the event.
The Heart Walk website is open for team registration. Teams are encouraged to sign up and set their fundraising goals at www.rutherfordheartwalk.org. Individuals can also join existing teams and set their own personal goals. There is no registration fee.
The Heart Walk is part of the American Heart Association's My Heart. My Life. platform, encouraging Americans to get physically active and eat healthy food as steps toward a heart-healthy lifestyle and better community health. Heart disease and stroke take the lives of 1 in 3 Americans, including 17,000 Tennesseans per year. 80% of cardiovascular disease is preventable through healthy living choices we make every day.
The Heart Walk is nationally sponsored by Subway Restaurants.
The Rutherford County My Heart. My Life. presenting sponsor is Saint Thomas Heart at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
Top local Heart Walk sponsors include Amerigroup, Ann Hoke & Associates, Backer EHP, Doubletree by Hilton, FNB, Gateway Title, Franklin Synergy Bank, Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and SurgiCenter, Nissan of Murfreesboro, Ole South Properties/Tri-Star Title, Pinnacle, Planet Fitness, TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, TrustPoint, and Vanderbilt Heart. In-kind sponsor is Caywood Builders.
Media sponsors include WKRN News 2, The Daily News Journal, Lamar Advertising Co. and WGNS-FM.