23521 Bridgeport Ln
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk returns to Bridgeport Park in Santa Clarita on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, with an important message for all to get Healthy for Good. The event opens with a fun festival at 7:30 a.m., followed by a 5K walk at 9 a.m. and post-walk party at 9:30 a.m.
Team up with family, friends and coworkers and together take steps to live healthier and fight heart disease, the nation’s No. 1 killer, and stroke, the leading cause of serious long-term disability. There is no fee to join. To register a team, visit www.HeartWalkLA.org.
The Heart Walk is part of the AHA’s Healthy for Good movement, which aims to rally people to live healthier lives, inspire lasting change and unite the community around the simple idea that making a small change today will create a difference for generations to come.
The Heart Walk in Santa Clarita is one of four scheduled this fall. The first took place in Pasadena in September, followed by Long Beach in October. The last one is in Palmdale on Nov. 5. The goal for the walks is to raise $2.5 million to support the association’s lifesaving work, including funding innovative scientific research, bringing health education programs to children and adults in the community, improving best practices for treating heart disease and stroke and advocating for policies that impact cardiovascular health.
Heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases claim the lives of more than 800,000 people in the U.S. every year. To help combat these diseases, the AHA urges people to:
- Eat Smart: Make healthy, delicious choices whenever and wherever you eat
- Add Color: Make life more colorful with fruits and vegetables every day
- Move More: Infuse more movement into your life for optimal health
- Be Well: Create balance, vitality and well-being through self-care
The Heart Walk is led by this year’s chairman, Enrique Rodriguez, executive vice president and chief technical officer for AT&T Entertainment Group. It is supported by Healthy for Good sponsor Keck Medicine of USC, Life is Why sponsor Union Bank and presenting sponsors Google, Huntington Hospital, UCLA Health and Antelope Valley Hospital Stroke Program.