Building a healthier Gulf Coast 1 walk at a time

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The American Heart Association is building healthier lives on the Alabama Gulf Coast through two upcoming walks, the Mobile Heart Walk on September 13, 2014, 8:00 a.m., at the University of South Alabama Mitchell Center, and the Baldwin County Heart Walk on September 27, 2014, 9:00 a.m., at Fairhope Pier.

The non-competitive, 3.1-mile walk raises funds to support heart disease and stroke research and programs in the Mobile and Baldwin counties. Funds are raised by companies and community teams throughout the summer and culminate with the walk. The community raises more than $700,000 annually, and approximately $1.2 million is invested in the Mobile and Baldwin area each year to support education, advocacy, research and community outreach.

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Cardiovascular disease and stroke are the country’s number 1 and number 4 killers. Statistics show that two-thirds of Alabamians are overweight or obese. Brisk walking for as little as 30 minutes a day has proven health benefits, such as providing increased energy and circulation, as well as reduced risk of heart disease. The Heart Walk is designed to help participants understand this critical message, join with others and generate a renewed commitment to heart-healthy living through walking.

Sponsored by Wind Creek Hospitality, the Heart Walk is free and open to the public. Companies and community groups are encouraged to sign up and start a team. For more information and to register, visit http://www.algulfcoastheartwalk.org or call 228-604-5316.

– The American Heart Association is building healthier lives on the Alabama Gulf Coast through two upcoming walks, the Mobile Heart Walk on September 13, 2014, 8:00 a.m., at the University of South Alabama Mitchell Center, and the Baldwin County Heart Walk on September 27, 2014, 9:00 a.m., at Fairhope Pier.

The non-competitive, 3.1-mile walk raises funds to support heart disease and stroke research and programs in the Mobile and Baldwin counties. Funds are raised by companies and community teams throughout the summer and culminate with the walk. The community raises more than $700,000 annually, and approximately $1.2 million is invested in the Mobile and Baldwin area each year to support education, advocacy, research and community outreach.

Cardiovascular disease and stroke are the country’s number 1 and number 4 killers. Statistics show that two-thirds of Alabamians are overweight or obese. Brisk walking for as little as 30 minutes a day has proven health benefits, such as providing increased energy and circulation, as well as reduced risk of heart disease. The Heart Walk is designed to help participants understand this critical message, join with others and generate a renewed commitment to heart-healthy living through walking.

Sponsored by Wind Creek Hospitality, the Heart Walk is free and open to the public. Companies and community groups are encouraged to sign up and start a team. For more information and to register, visit http://www.algulfcoastheartwalk.org or call 228-604-5316.

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