Dr. Kathy Hart, superintendent/president of San Joaquin Delta College, will serve as chair for the 2018 San Joaquin Heart & Stroke Walk on Sept. 29, the local San Joaquin Division of the American Heart Association has announced.
Heart & Stroke Walk teams and sponsors are already signing up for the annual event. Walkers are welcome to join or donate to Dr. Hart’s team at Delta College. Or they can form their own teams. Funds raised from the event will go toward the American Heart Association’s overall goal to help fund research and find better ways to treat and prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke.
“I am absolutely delighted to serve as this year’s Heart & Stroke Walk chair,” said Dr. Hart. “And I hope our community will support this event in the fantastic way it has in the past.”
Nationally, the American Heart Association is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Heart Walk. Locally, the Heart & Stroke Walk -- a non-competitive 5K walk/run -- is the largest local community event for the American Heart Association. There will be a one-mile course for heart disease and stroke survivors. Families, friends, kids, and dogs on leashes are all welcome to join the fun and festivities including a VIP area for Top-Walkers, blood pressure screenings, Hands-Only CPR training, and more.
The Heart & Stroke Walk is part of the American Heart Association’s Healthy For Good movement to inspire lasting change in one’s health and life,
one small step at a time. The movement is centered around four pillars to encourage healthy behaviors: Eat smart. Add color. Move more. Be well.
Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome, including survivors of heart disease and stroke, and corporate teams. To sign up, visit SanJoaquinHeartWalk.org or contact the local American Heart Association’s San Joaquin County Division at (209) 477-2683.
What: San Joaquin Heart & Stroke Walk
When: Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. Registration at 8 a.m., 5K walk/run at 9:30 a.m.
Where: University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton