Heart Walk is Back in Person at Sherwood Island State Park
The American Heart Association (AHA), the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces Anthony Scavo, Director at PwC, as chair of the 2022 Fairfield County Heart Walk and 5k Run.
As chair, Anthony Scavo will lead the organizational and recruitment efforts in Fairfield County. He will call 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 Fairfield event campaign is slated to raise $200,000 for the American Heart Association.
The 2022 Fairfield County Heart Walk and 5k Run will be back in person after virtual participation in 2020 and 2021. By being in person, the event can reconnect Connecticut communities and take steps that keep hearts healthy while adhering to the public guidelines around safe social gatherings.
“Funds raised during the Heart Walk will advance education that is directly helping our Connecticut communities be healthier while supporting critical research,” said Anthony Scavo, Heart Walk chair. “The science of how we respond to heart disease and stroke has progressed tremendously. With a new generation lacing up their shoes to participate in the Heart Walk, I am excited to see the big solutions to come.”
The Fairfield County Heart Walk and 5K Run 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.
Those interested in joining the 2022 Heart Walk movement can visit www.FairfieldCountyHeartWalk.org From there, participants can access the walk site suggestions, form teams, customize their own Heart Walk web page, and start a fundraising campaign. Runners can participate by registering with a $35 fee. 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 #FFHeartWalk.
The 2022 Fairfield County Heart Walk and 5k Run is sponsored locally by PwC, EY, Nuvance Health and the Heart and Vascular Center at Yale New Haven Health.
For more information on participating or to make a contribution to the Heart Walk & 5k Run, contact Todd Boe at 203-295-2941. For information on heart and brain health, visit www.heart.org.
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