The American Heart Association’s signature walking event, the Heart Walk, will take place Saturday, September 12th.  The national initiative, which also takes place in our own backyard, is designed to get your employees to embrace physical fitness.AHA Heart Walk Logo

Let’s face it, with our jobs, our kids, their extracurricular activities, taking care of family members including our spouse/partner, there just isn’t much time to take care of ourselves.  And our employees are in the same boat.

But here’s an alarming statement:  cardiovascular diseases and stroke are our nation’s no.1 and no.5 killers, and our greatest health risk.  It is the AHA’s hope that the Heart Walk jump starts your employees’ interest in getting and staying fit.

I am proud to be on the AHA’s Executive Leadership Team of Builders and Architects, and our hope is to motivate the construction and architectural industries to get involved. If you would like to enroll your company in the Heart Walk, we would love to have you.  Please feel free to email me or Laci Pippin at laci.pippin@heart.org.