Heart Walk encourages Boston to boost mental and physical health while funding community wellness

BOSTON — The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, invites Boston to join in Heart Walk Here, a new way to Heart Walk, helping the community to boost physical and mental health through healthy habits while supporting the mission of the American Heart Association.

The Boston Heart Walk is a fun and meaningful way to celebrate heart and stroke survivors, raise lifesaving funds and encourage physical activity. This year’s theme, Heart Walk Here, invites participants to start their walk from various pop-up start lines installed around town or to create a path of their own. From park and parkways to tucked away trails, participants are invited to Heart Walk at any location that inspires their heart health. Heart Walk Here is led by Sean Real, a partner at EY.

Boston Heart Walk Chair Shaun Real

“The past year has shown us that no matter where we are, we can come together for a common cause,” said Real. “The Heart Walk is all about promoting the health and well-being of Greater Boston and supporting our lifesaving mission. We are grateful for the support from our community and can’t wait to see how everyone makes the Heart Walk their own.”

On Saturday, Oct. 30, area Heart Walk participants and teams are invited to get moving by starting their Heart Walk at their team’s pop-up start line or from a location of their choice. Here are a few fun ways to participate this year:

To register, visit bostonheartwalk.org. From there, participants can stay up to date by downloading the Heart Walk mobile app and encourage friends and family to join in via e-mail or on social media. On the day of, everyone is encouraged to wear their Heart Walk shirt and post pictures and videos to document your activity on the Boston Heart Walk Facebook event page or by using #BostonHeartWalk.

The Boston Heart Walk is the signature event of the American Heart Association’s Heart Challenge program which is designed to help companies positively impact employee overall health and wellbeing. The program is anchored in a series of customizable workplace events that inspires employees to be more engaged, reconnect with colleagues, get in their physical activity, support a great cause and have a lot of fun doing it.

The funds raised from the Boston Heart Walk go towards research, advocacy, CPR training and to promote better health in support of the Association’s 2024 Health Equity Impact Goal, reducing barriers to health care access and quality. Visit heart.org to learn more.


About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.

For Media Inquiries:
Chris Camire: 781-373-4521; chris.camire@heart.org