The Greater Washington Region Heart Walk is getting re-imagined for 2020 to be the biggest one yet!
With the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic keeping more Americans at home, the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is embracing the new normal, creating an enhanced experience and moving its iconic Greater Washington Region Heart Walk online.
The Greater Washington Heart Walk will be held over the weekend of November 6-8 and will feature fun, daily activities promoting exercise, healthy eating, and other heart-healthy habits. Participants will be able to complete all activities from anywhere they are – their homes and neighborhoods and can share their experience on the Heart Walk Facebook event page.
“We’re all looking for ways to connect with others, stay active and stay encouraged,” said Tim
Gillis, Managing Partner, Washington Metro Area, KPMG LLP and chair of the 2020 Heart Walk. “This new format allows everyone to continue to have fun and support our lifesaving mission, while adapting to spending more time at home. We are grateful for the support from our participants and sponsors and can’t wait to see how everyone makes the Greater Washington Region Heart Walk their own.”
The American Heart Association will engage participants by hosting fun fitness challenges, sharing stories that showcases how they are improving the health in local communities and much more. Participating companies and individuals will be challenged to boost the physical and emotional health of their employees through a friendly, activity – and fundraising- competition.
Continued Gillis, “As a community who supports the American Heart Association, we can still come together by walking, running, jumping, biking, or any way one can imagine being active, at any time. We want this to be the celebration of life!”
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The Heart Walk is part of the American Heart Association’s Heart Challenge, a suite of events that aim to improve the health and well-being of individuals and the community. Besides the Heart Walk, the Heart Challenge includes CycleNation, a team-based, stationary bike event, and Field Day, a day for companies to come together to participate in fun physical and mental challenges.
To register and start fundraising today, visit GreaterWashingtonHeartWalk.org. From there, participants can stay up to date by downloading the Heart Walk mobile app and encourage friends and family to join in via email or social media.
The Greater Washington Heart Walk local sponsors include KPMG and Sheehy Auto Stores.
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