AHA | ASA Introduces CycleNation in New York City

NYC gearing up to start a chain reaction of health equity across U.S.

New York, NY, January 18, 2018 — The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, will host the first annual CycleNation event in New York City on May 3, 2018.

The team-oriented indoor cycling fundraising competition will take place on the top of the Manhattan Skyline at the iconic One World Observatory at One World Trade Center. By igniting New Yorkers to pedal together, CycleNation aims to break the cycle of unhealthy behaviors and advocate for heart and brain health.

Nearly 81,000 people in the U.S. die from heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. In fact, someone in the U.S. dies from stroke about every four minutes and from heart disease about once every 84 seconds. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, heart disease is still the #1 killer of all Americans and Stroke is the #5 killer and #1 disabler.

Recent studies suggest that physical activity, like cycling, can help maintain strong brain function and mental sharpness. Cycling strengthens heart muscles, lowers resting pulse and reduces cholesterol. Cycling can also prevent heart disease and aid in faster recovery for stroke patients.

CycleNation is a movement to empower Americans to use cycling to help improve their health while raising funds to continue vital community programs and support research to end stroke and heart disease.

This live event will include music, breathtaking views of New York City, an after party and more. To learn more about the “party on a bike”, including information about recruiting a team, how to register and fundraising tips, contact Tara Kleshefsky at 212-878-5907 or at tara.kleshefsky@heart.org

CycleNation is nationally sponsored by Amgen Cardiovascular and CycleBar.

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