Washington, DC – The American Heart Association has teamed up with Commuter Connections and the American Lung Association to pledge to go car free or car-lite on Friday, September 21, and/or Saturday, September 22, 2018 to celebrate Car Free Day. Car Free Day is an annual event that encourages drivers to leave their cars at home and find more environmentally and health-friendly ways to commute.
Through participation in Car Free Day by bicycling, walking, taking public transportation, or a combination of the above, commuters can get in their daily exercise while helping to improve the air quality in their community.
Executive Director, Soula Antoniou, was quoted in the Commuter Connections’ press release stating, “We are proud to partner with Commuter Connections to support our community, the environment, and create heart healthy habits. Walking or biking during you commute is a great way to get in your 30-minutes of daily exercise to reduce your risk of heart disease.”
Stay updated on #CarFreeDay on Facebook and Twitter by following @CarFreeMetroDC, @AmericanLungDC, and the Greater Washington Region American Heart Association on Twitter: @HeartofGWR, Instagram: @HeartofGWR and Facebook @greaterwashingtonaha.
Sign up and pledge to go car free now at www.carfreemetrodc.org.
Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.