Business Leaders Steer the First Annual Greater Northern New Jersey Heart Walk

NWD PR PhotoThe American Heart Association in Northern New Jersey is proud to announce the executive leadership team that will lead the organization’s efforts for the new Greater Northern New Jersey Heart Walk.

Northern New Jersey business leaders, Leanne Blair (Morristown, NJ), Director of Marketing, Bayer Aspirin at Bayer Consumer Care; Joseph P. Cadicina, Esq. (Franklin Lakes, NJ), managing member of Laufer, Dalena, Cadicina, Jensen & Boyd. LLC; Omari S. Frazier, MBA (Maplewood, NJ), Vice President and Senior Market Manager, Investors Bank; Dr. Robert Hilkert (Montgomery Township, NJ), Vice President and Global Program Medical Director in the Cardiovascular and Metabolism Group at Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation;  William Neate MBA, MA (Tewksbury, NJ), system administrator for Cardiovascular Services for Atlantic Health in Northern New Jersey; Ami (Doshi) Simunovich (Morristown, NJ), Associate General Counsel, Regulatory and Compliance, at C. R. Bard and Carl J. Soranno, Esq. (Flanders NJ), Member, Business Litigation Chair, Family Law, Brach Eichler are members of the executive leadership team.

The Greater Northern New Jersey Heart Walk combines 3 former walks (Essex County, Morris County and Union County) into one mega walk taking place on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the ADP Corporate Headquarters in Roseland, NJ.  Registration on the 23rd will open at 8:00am while the Heart Walk kicks off at 10:00am.

The American Heart Association is committed to helping Americans eat better, move more and live longer.  The first annual Greater Northern New Jersey Heart Walk is part of this movement and serves as the cornerstone walking, recognition and celebration event which annually brings together thousands helping to raise funds to support lifesaving cardiovascular research in an effort to fight our No. 1 and No. 5 health threats: heart disease and stroke.

“Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Greater Northern New Jersey Heart Walk will create an environment that’s fun and rewarding for the entire family,” said Mark Connolly, MD, FACS, FACC, President of the American Heart Association in Northern New Jersey and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.  “We’ve been able to put together an extraordinary executive leadership team to help us with the first annual Greater Northern New Jersey Heart Walk which is sure to be a great success.”

When you join the Heart Walk, you join more than a million people in over 300 cities across America taking a stand against heart disease and stroke while helping save lives.  The funds raised at the Heart Walk support putting up-to-the-minute research into doctors’ hands so they can better prevent and treat heart disease and stroke, in both adults and children.  Getting life-saving information to those who need it most – information that can save a life, like how to eat better, how to recognize the warning signs of heart attack, and how to talk to a doctor about critical health choices.

The Greater Northern New Jersey Heart Walk is nationally sponsored by Subway and locally sponsored by Bayer, NJM Insurance Group, RWJBarnabas Health, Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy and Kessler Rehabilitation Institute.  Media sponsors include WDHA-FM, WMTR-AM, Tap Into and PIX 11.

Join more than a million people take a stand against heart disease and stroke.  Walk with friends, family, coworkers or community partners you’ll bond with along the way.  Any way you choose to do it, your heart will thank you for it!

For more information on the Greater Northern New Jersey Heart Walk visit www.greaterNNJheartwalk.org or call Tyi Moultry at 201-518-1959.

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