Fox Cities Heart & Stroke Walk-September 17th at Neuroscience Group Field

Published Monday, September 12, 2016

WHAT:              2016 Fox Cities Heart & Stroke Walk - American Heart Association celebrates the anniversary of its premier, community, fundraising event in the Fox Cities. 

 

WHEN:             Saturday, September 17, 2016

                        8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

                        (Registration begins at 8 a.m., the Walk begins at 9 a.m.) 1 and 3-mile routes available.

 

WHERE:           Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium

 

AUDIENCE:      Everyone – Heart disease and stroke survivors, their families, walk teams, and the public. 

 

ADMISSION:     Free – Open to the public (donations are encouraged).

 

CHAIR:             Jennifer Hawkins-General Manager of Costco Wholesale

 

WHY:                Each year, hundreds of walkers organize teams to participate in the Fox Cities Heart & Stroke Walk to raise money for heart disease and stroke research. Throughout the event, participants will be engaged in inspiring stories of survivors and educational activities and screenings. The walk celebrates the American Heart Association’s goal to get Americans active to improve their overall heart health.

 

HISTORY:         Last year’s Heart & Stroke Walk brought nearly 600 people to walked and raised over $68,000. In 2016, the association hopes to raise over $110,000 for research, public and professional education and outreach.

 

EVENT SCHEDULE:

 

8:00am             Registration Begins

 

8:00-11:00am    Free Activities Begin for the whole family including:

  • Walgreens Blood Pressure Screenings
  • CPR training by Gold Cross Ambulance
  • ThedaStar helicopter
  • Kids’ Zone
  • Warm Ups led by Rhex Arboleda from Move to the Groove
  • Mascot visits by Fang, Whiffer and Hearty
  • Team Photos by Journey Photography

 

9:00am             Walk begins (1 and 3-mile options)

 

MORE INFO and to Donate:      Visit www.foxcitiesheartwalk.org or contact Marla Sparks at 715-851-1412 or via email at marla.sparks@heart.org

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