The American Heart Association is pleased to announce that Tim Gillis, managing partner of the Washington Metro Area offices of U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm KPMG LLP, has been named Chair of the 2020 Greater Washington Region Heart Walk.
The Greater Washington Region Heart Walk is a fun and meaningful way to celebrate heart and stroke survivors, raise lifesaving funds and encourage physical activity.
“Now, more than ever, we’re all looking for ways to connect with others, stay active and stay encouraged. So when the American Heart Association reached out and asked KPMG to chair the 2020 Heart Walk, I immediately thought about our culture of wellness and our commitment to community impact,” said Gillis. “Moreover, heart health depends on physical activity, stress management, mindfulness, and nutrition—the very same tools we all rely on to keep us strong and well in any health landscape.”
The Heart Walk will take place on Saturday, November 7, 2020 on the National Mall in Washington, DC. A celebration of life, the event draws 10,000 people and promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living for the whole family. The Walk is a non-competitive, three-mile or one-mile walk and is open to both corporate and community teams as well as individuals. Event festivities include Zumba, a Kids Zone, a Top Dog Parade, activity stations, and fun for the entire family.
“Tim and KPMG have been tremendous supporters over the years. I appreciate his leadership and applaud his commitment to our mission and lifesaving work,” said Greater Washington Region American Heart Association Executive Director Soula Antoniou.
To register, visit www.GreaterWashingtonHeartWalk.org or call 703-248-1715.
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. Participants are encouraged to share on social media using #DCHeartWalk.
The funds raised from the Greater Washington Region Heart Walk go towards research, advocacy, CPR training and to promote better health.
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.
About KPMG LLP: KPMG is one of the world’s leading professional services firms, providing innovative business solutions and audit, tax, and advisory services to many of the world’s largest and most prestigious organizations.
KPMG is widely recognized for being a great place to work and build a career. Our people share a sense of purpose in the work we do, and a strong commitment to community service, inclusion and diversity, and eradicating childhood illiteracy.
KPMG LLP is the independent U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International’s independent member firms have 207,000 professionals working in 153 countries and territories. Learn more at www.kpmg.com/us.
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