2019 Heart and Stroke Walk

2019 Heart and Stroke Walk


THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION IS GEARING UP FOR THE 2019 CENTRAL HEART AND STROKE. EVERYONE IS PARTICIPATING. JOINING US TODAY TO TALK ABOUT THE WALK IS ANDREW, THE DIRECTOR FOR THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION. WELCOME. THANK YOU. THIS IS A PRETTY RELEVANT TOPIC FOR THE NATION. A LOT OF PEOPLE DEAL WITH THIS. ABSOLUTELY. THAT IS ONE OF THE BIG THINGS. CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IS HEART DISEASE AND STROKE IS THE NUMBER ONE — NUMBER FIVE AND NUMBER ONE KILLER WORLDWIDE. I THINK THE BIG THING THAT THE HARD WALK REALLY PROVOKES IS SMALL CHANGES IN YOUR LIFESTYLE TO REALLY MAKE THE BIG DIFFERENCES AND MAKE HEALTHY IMPACTS. WHAT I DIDN’T KNOW, WAS REALLY 80% OF HEART ATTACKS ARE PREVENTABLE. IT STARTS, — 80%. IT ALL STARTS WITH SMALL CHANGES. THAT IS WHERE THIS IS. IT IS ONE DAY. YEAR END WE WANT PEOPLE TO WALK ALL YEAR. AND JUST HAVE SMALL CHANGES. ABSOLUTELY. HOW DOES THE EVENT RUN? WHAT CAN PEOPLE EXPECT? IF YOU ARE COMPETITIVE AND WANT TO GET OUT THERE. WE HAVE OUR 5K WHICH STARTS AT 8:00 A.M. SO THE EVENT RUNS FROM 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 11:00 A.M. THAT IS THIS SATURDAY. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL NEW COMMUNITY BEING BUILT RIGHT OFF OF HIGHWAY 41. JUST NORTH OF AVENUE 12. WE HAVE HAD IT OUT THERE FOR THREE OR FOUR YEARS. WE HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE TO HAVE BEAUTIFUL WEATHER EACH YEAR. SO ADM WILL BE THE 5K RUN AND THEN WE WILL HAVE A KIDS DANCE PARTY. THEN 9:30 A.M. IS THE MAIN WALK. WE WILL HAVE FOOD, FOOD WILL HAVE HEALTH AND WELLNESS RESOURCES FOR EVERYONE AS WELL AS ENTERTAINMENT. THE GOAL OF IT IS A COMMUNITY EVENT. WHAT WE LOVE TO DO HERE LOCALLY IS RAISE FUNDS TOWARDS THE RESEARCH WE DO. A WELL AS LOCALLY WHAT WE DO. IT IS ALSO A COMMUNITY EVENT. WE WANT PEOPLE TO COME OUT AND BE PART OF THIS. WE WERE TALKIN ABOUT WALKING. WE WANT IT TO BE BUILT INTO AN EVERYDAY HABIT. WE WANT PEOPLE TO GET THEIR MODERATE EXERCISE. TAKING STAIRS INSTEAD OF THE ELEVATOR. HAVING A SALAD INSTEAD OF FRENCH FRIES. IT IS TOUGH BUT IMPO EASIER SAID THAN DONE. BUT THOSE LITTLE CHANGES ADD UP AND CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE. ABSOLUTELY. IN AN EVENT LIKE THIS, HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO HAVE THIS? IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. OUR HARD WALK. IT IS ONE OF 300 WALKS WE DO ACROSS THE COUNTRY. WE WANT TO GET RIGHT ABOUT 1 MILLION WALKERS EACH YEAR. SO IT IS REALLY IMPACTFUL. WE LIKE TO HAVE FUN WITH IT. IT IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE NOT EVERYONE LIKES TO GET UP AND EXERCISE, I KNOW I DON’T, IT IS REALLY ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE GETTING OUT AND DOING THE MODERATE EXERCISES LIKE RUNNING OR CYCLING OR SWIMMING, IS EXTREMELY CRUCIAL BECAUSE IT PREVENTS 80% OF HEART ATTACKS. IT IS JUST NOT HEREDITARY. THERE ARE RISK FACTORS INCLUDING THAT. BUT PEOPLE WHO COME OUT IN THIS WALK, YOU REALLY DO, YOU HAVE SELF-CARE. YOU CAN REALLY TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. THAT IS WHAT THE THOUGHT OF THE WALK IS. HOW DO PEOPLE GET INVOLVED WITH THE WALK OR JUST ON A DAILY BASIS. YOU CAN GO TO CENTRAL VAL%VALLEY.ORG AND YOU CAN REGISTER AS A TEAM OR PARTICIPANT. YOU CAN MAKE A DONATION. WE ARE RIGHT NOW AT $300,000 IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY RIGHT HERE. THAT IS ALL THANKS TO OUR LOCAL TEAM. WE HAVE 60 COMPANIES THAT HAVE WALKERS. WE ARE EXPECTING 2200 PEOPLE OUT THERE THIS SATURDAY. SO IT IS REALLY EASY TO REGISTER ONLINE. THAT IS CRUCIAL TO WHAT WE DO. IT IS ALSO JUST COMING OUT IN BEING PART OF IT. BE PART OF IT AND LIKE WE SAID IT STARTS AT 8:00 A.M. COME OUT AND TAKE IT IN. YOU CAN REGISTER THE DAY OF. IT IS A FREE EVENT. EVEN THOUGH WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO FUND RAISE AND DONATE, IT IS REALLY ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE IT IS A COMMUNITY EVENT. IT RAISES AWARENESS. COME OUT AND BE PART OF IT. EASY ENOUGH. AND WE REALLY, IT IS A CULMINATION AND A CELEBRATION OF THE SURVIVORS AS WELL LOCALLY. I THINK THAT HAS REALLY TOUCHED ME. SEEING HOW CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE DOES AFFECT SO MANY PEOPLE. CELEBRATING THEM AND THE JOURNEY THEY HAVE BEEN ON AND THE GREAT WORK LOCALLY THAT THE DOCTORS AND HOSPITALS AND ALL OF THOSE FOLKS AND FAMILY AND FRIENDS DO

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