With the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic keeping more Americans at home, the American Heart Association is embracing the new normal and moving the New Hampshire Heart Walk online.
The New Hampshire Heart Walk is a fun and meaningful way to celebrate heart and stroke survivors, raise lifesaving funds and encourage physical activity.
“Now, more than ever, we’re all looking for ways to connect with others, stay active and stay encouraged,” said Jeff Scionti, Chief Executive Officer of Frisbie Memorial Hospital and Chair of the 2020 New Hampshire Heart Walk. “This virtual 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 community and can’t wait to see how everyone makes the Heart Walk their own.”
On Sunday, June 7, all of New Hampshire is invited to the Heart Walk, participants and teams will not physically meet but are invited to get moving at home or around the neighborhood starting at 10:00 AM. There will be a short program featuring WMUR’s Erin Fehlau and 96.5 The Mill’s Laura Stelchook along with inspiring survivor stories.
The funds raised from the New Hampshire Heart Walk go towards research, advocacy, CPR training and to promote better health. To register, visit NHHeartWalk.Org. On the day of, everyone is encouraged to wear red or their Heart Walk shirt and post pictures and videos to document your activity using #LifeIsWhyNH.
Here are a few fun activities to consider choosing from to participate:
- Take a walk outside (while following current social distancing guidelines).
- Get the whole family involved and have an indoor dance party.
- Try out a few strengthening exercises like push-ups, lunges and squats.
- Create an at home circuit workout.
The New Hampshire Heart Walk is locally sponsored by Hannaford Supermarkets, Metro Walls, Inc., Catholic Medical Center New England Heart and Vascular Institute, Longchamps Electric LLC, Parkland Medical Center, Northwestern Mutual, and Photiades & Associates. New Hampshire Business Review, New Hampshire Magazine, The Mill, WZID, and WMUR are proud media sponsors of the American Heart Association New Hampshire Heart Walk.