Michael Mahoney, President and Chief Executive Officer, Boston Scientific, has been named volunteer chair of this year’s 2014 Boston Heart Walk on September 6 at the DCR Hatch Shell along the Charles River Esplanade. The event supports the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
As part of his leadership, Mahoney is encouraging companies, organizations and residents throughout Greater Boston to come together to take steps against our No.1 killer, heart disease, while supporting vital research and education for the American Heart and Stroke Association.
“I’m proud to lead this year’s Boston Heart Walk, It’s the perfect way to share our commitment to the total health of our workforce and the community, through heart-healthy exercise,” said Mahoney. “We all know someone who has been impacted by heart disease or stroke, and I encourage the community to join me and the Boston Scientific team on September 6 in supporting the cause.”
The Boston Heart Walk will be held rain or shine on Saturday, September 6, 2014, at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade. Registration will begin at 9:00 am and the walk kicks-off at 10:00 am, with all heart and stroke survivors to be invited onstage for a Red Cap wave. Walk routes include a 1-, 2- or 6-mile path along the Charles River.
The Boston Heart Walk is nationally sponsored by Subway and locally sponsored Boston Scientific, Philips Healthcare and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Media sponsors include 98.5 The Sports Hub, 100.7 WZLX, 103.3 AMP Radio, Mix 104.1 and WBZ NewsRadio. For more information please visit www.bostonheartwalk.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.