The American Heart Association (AHA), the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces Patrick L. Green, president and CEO, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, as chair of the 2020 Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk. The Eastern CT Heart Walk will be a digital experience taking place on Saturday, October 17.
As chair, Patrick Green will lead the organizational and recruitment efforts in Eastern Connecticut. He will call on thousands of area volunteers, survivors, walkers, and business leaders to step up to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular disease and stroke, the leading cause of death in the United States. The heart walk is slated to raise $300,000.
“I am extremely honored and excited to be named the chair of the 2020 American Heart Association Walk,” said Patrick Green, president and CEO of Lawrence +Memorial (L+M) Hospital. “My role with L+M as part of Yale New Haven Health, is to improve the health of the communities we serve, which is why I am excited to be the new chair of the Heart Walk. One of my goals will be to increase participation by the engaging our staff, physicians and the community. In addition, I hope to support the AHA’s mission to raise awareness of heart disease and heart health – it is the responsibility of every one of us to become more educated and more aware, not just of our own heart health but of those we love.”
The Heart Walk encourages people to incorporate walking into their lifestyle while benefiting the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association by supporting research and education. The walk also raises awareness of the nation’s two leading causes of death – heart disease and stroke. This year the Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk is a digital experience which will include a 4-week Step Challenge and a week of interactive educational events beginning October 12th and culminating with a “walk where you are” event on October 17th.
The funds raised from the Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk will go towards research, advocacy, CPR training and to promote better health. Visit heart.org to learn more.
For more information about registering for the Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk visit www.easternctheartwalk.org. For more information about sponsorship opportunities call Todd Munn at 203-303-3365