Stanley Black & Decker executive to chair Greater Hartford Heart Walk for second year

Heart Walk to take place at Bushnell Park October 15

The American Heart Association (AHA), the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces Russ Mills, vice president, Analytics & Business Transformation, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., as chair of the 2022 Greater Hartford Heart Walk.  This will be the second year that Mills will chair the annual signature event.

 As chair, Mills is leading the organizational and recruitment efforts in Greater Hartford. He is calling on survivors, walkers, and business leaders to join in to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular disease and stroke, the leading cause of death in the United States. The Greater Hartford Heart Walk campaign is aiming to raise $200,000 for the American Heart Association.

Russ Mills & Lori Groth, Stanley Black & Decker

“Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States with over 7,000 deaths in Connecticut alone each year,” said Mills. “I am eager to have the opportunity again this year to promote health and wellness by supporting such a critical cause. I believe that one lost life is too many.  Stanley Black & Decker has been a strong supporter of the American Heart Association and we are committed to helping advance this lifesaving mission. I call upon our business community to bring your teams and join me in supporting this impactful event.”

The Greater Hartford Heart Walk will take place at Bushnell Park on Saturday, October 15, with a 9 a.m. registration and Heart Walk start time of 10 a.m. The event will include music, a kid’s zone, and more.

The Greater Hartford Heart Walk is a fun and meaningful way to celebrate heart and stroke survivors, raise lifesaving funds and encourage physical activity. Heart Walks across the nation are anticipated to be the largest ever as families and co-workers leverage the opportunity to re-connect and get outdoors in safe conditions.  Over one million Americans are expected to take part in a Heart Walk between September and November throughout the country.

Bushnell Park & the State Capitol Building

To join the 2022 Heart Walk movement, visit From there, participants can access the walk site suggestions, form teams, and customize their own Heart Walk web page.  Registrants can also use the Heart Walk mobile app and encourage friends and family to join the fun. On the day of the Walk, participants are encouraged to post pictures and videos using #HartfordHeartWalk.

The Greater Hartford Heart Walk is supported locally by signature sponsor, Stanley Black & Decker, as well as KPMG, Hartford Healthcare and M+T Bank and individual walkers and teams from around greater Hartford.

For more information on sponsorship or to make a contribution to the Heart Walk contact Scott Selig at  For information on heart and brain health, visit