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Heart Walk

You Can Help Save Lives!

Wayne Cares, in partnership with the Michigan Chapter of the American Heart Association, will participate in the Detroit area’s Heart Walk on Saturday, May 12 at Ford Field. Interested participants can register at www.miheartwalk.org and join any Wayne Cares team (or start your own!).

About The American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization working to prevent, treat and defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. With heart disease and stroke being the #1 and #4 killers of all Americans, the American Heart Association’s mission is to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premiere event for raising funds to save lives from this country's No. 1 and No. 4 killers - heart disease and stroke. Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart Walk creates an environment that's fun and rewarding for the entire family.

This year, more than 1 million walkers will participate in nearly 350 events across the country, with over 20,000 of them right here in Detroit. Your participation will help us raise even more in our fight to save lives. Walk with friends, family, coworkers or strangers you'll bond with along the way. Any way you choose to do it, your heart will thank you for it!

Donations raised help save lives through research, public health education, professional education and training, and advocacy. In fact over the last five years, more than $17 million in research grants have come back to the state of Michigan with $1,075,040 awarded to research taking place right here at Wayne State University. In summary, for every $1 dollar raised through the Heart Walk, $3 comes back to the Southeast Michigan community. Your donations make a huge impact on our community!

Questions? Contact Wayne Cares Heart Walk Chair Sophia Dollar at sophia.dollar@wayne.edu or the American Heart Association representative, Beth Collins at beth.collins@heart.org.