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The American Heart Association’s Evansville Tri-State Heart Walk goes virtual

The American Heart Association’s Evansville Tri-State Heart Walk goes virtual

Bill Stephens

July 22nd, 2020

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INDIANAPOLIS, July 22, 2020 — The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is converting its annual Evansville Tri-State Heart Walk to a virtual event on Saturday, Aug. 15. The change will ensure the safety of participants, especially those with underlying heart conditions or risk factors who may be more susceptible to complications from COVID-19.

The Heart Walk is a fun and meaningful way to celebrate heart and stroke survivors, raise lifesaving funds and encourage physical activity.

“Now is the best time for you to take ownership of your own heart health. The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk is a great way to spread heart health awareness. “

said Blake Bunner, CEO of Encompass Health Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital and chair of this year’s Evansville Tri-State Heart Walk.

On Aug. 15, Heart Walk participants and teams are invited to get moving at home or around the neighborhood starting at 9 a.m. Here are a few fun activities to consider choosing from:

  • Take a walk outside (while following current social distancing guidelines).
  • Get the whole family involved and have an indoor dance party.
  • Try out a few strengthening exercises like push-ups, lunges and squats. 
  • Create an at home circuit workout.

Registered participants will receive resources and invitations to other virtual activities throughout the summer to help them get healthy and gear up for the virtual Heart Walk.

To register, visit www.evansvilletristateheartwalk.org. From there, participants can stay up to date by downloading the Heart Walk mobile app and encourage friends and family to join in via e-mail or on social media. On the day of, everyone is encouraged to wear their Heart Walk shirt and post pictures and videos to document their activity using #TriStateHeartWalk.

Funds raised from the Heart Walk go toward research, advocacy, CPR training and to promote better health. Visit www2.heart.org to learn more. 

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