McCracken County residents take steps to improve health in Heart Walk
PADUCAH, Ky. - More than 300 McCracken County residents are set to help raise $100,000 to fight heart disease and stroke. The American Heart Association's annual Heart Walk at Noble Park will take place Saturday, September 8.
The event is set to begin at 8:30 a.m.
The non-competitive, one-to-three-mile walk includes teams of employees from local companies, along with friends and family members of all ages.
Activities will be available, including a kid’s zone, games, and face painting, music and a survivor memorial. Heart healthy snacks and information will also be available.
The McCracken County Heart Walk is a component of the My Heart. My Life. behavior platform, the American Heart Association’s national movement that calls on all Americans to create and embrace an overall healthier lifestyle in order to improve cardiovascular health.
According to the American Heart Association, nearly 70 percent of Americans do not engage in regular physical activity. This inactivity doubles the risk of heart disease, the country’s primary killer.
"The Heart Walk provides an opportunity for every participant and team to put the mission of the American Heart Association and the My Heart. My Life. program into action," the association said in a press release.
For information on participating in the McCracken County Heart Walk, call the American Heart Association at 270-339-4717 or visit www.heartwalk.kintera.org/mccrackencountyky.