Another Successful Heart Walk
The Mended Hearts Chapter 200 Team for the 2014 Greater Washington Region Heart Walk
The 2014 Greater Washington Region Heart Walk took place on the National Mall on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Each year, through the participation of members, families, and friends, Mended Hearts Chapter 200 raises thousands of dollars for heart research and education.
Half of the money collected goes directly to medical research for heart and cardiovascular diseases. Many procedures, drugs and treatments would not be available without the generous contributions collected in the past. The remaining funds support heart disease education programs. Mended Hearts receives and distributes literature regarding heart disease and life style changes to help us lead heart healthy lives.
This year, our chapter made a substantial donation to support these causes. We thank all of you who had participated through your walks and your donations, and we are especially grateful to Jo Scoffield who, as our American Heart Association liaison, coordinated the participation of our chapter this year.
Our Walkers joined other survivors, family members, friends and supporters to make a red ribbon of thousands of people who walked around the National Mall. They called attention to the problem of heart disease and the great work of the American Heart Association.
The Heart Walk festivities included motivating program, health expo and informational tents on issues such as research, women’s heart health, stroke, and raising healthy kids! There was music, refreshments, and all who attended had a great time.
Check their web site, www.americanheart.org for heart healthy recipes, patient education, and information on cholesterol and exercise.