Every 43 seconds, someone in the U.S. dies from heart disease, stroke, or another cardiovascular disease. Every 43 seconds, someone misses out on the chance to spend another precious minute with the people they love. Every 43 seconds, a family mourns at the loss of a loved one who is now gone forever. The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association are working diligently to decrease the chance of YOU losing someone you love.
In the United States, heart disease is the #1 cause of death, while stroke is the #4 cause. This includes both men and women, young and old, no matter your ethnicity. These are scary numbers, but I have great news! Not only is death from heart disease 80% preventable, but there’s a big way you can help encourage others in Palm Beach County to live a healthier life and support medical research and education at the same time- join the Heart Walk!
On November 17th, 2018, The American Heart Association Heart Walk will take place at Meyer Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, and your friends at Waterfront Properties & Club Communities would like to invite you to join in on the fun for a cause!
Now, before you go hiding on the sofa with fear that you may be pushed to endure intense physical activity, this 3-miler is a “fun walk”. Activities include a 3-mile fun walk at your own pace where you will feel filled with joy from the people around you and their inspiring stories, free hands-only CPR training where you could learn how to save a life, a kids zone to get your little ones up-an-moving, and last but not least- a “Furry Friends” hydration station for the dog moms and dads who just couldn’t leave Fido home on a Saturday. There is also a 1-mile survivor route available for survivors and beginner walkers, and strollers and pets are allowed.
The best way you can prevent death from heart attack or stroke is by learning the symptoms! Click here to learn the warning signs!
You can SAVE A LIFE by calling 9-1-1 and knowing Hands-Only CPR. Learn Hands-Only CPR by clicking here.
Ready to help today? Click here for quick ways to volunteer for the AHA.