One Reliant Park
Houston, TX 77054
9:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013
Health | Wellness,
WHAT: More than 30,000 Houstonians will participate in the Heart & Stroke Walk this November in support of the American Heart Association’s fight against heart disease and stroke. Bigger than ever before, the Heart & Stroke Walk will take place again at Houston’s premier venue, Reliant Park. The walk will feature family fun and physical fitness to promote walking as a part of a healthy lifestyle while raising funds to support cardiovascular research and educational programs for the American Heart Association.
The Heart & Stroke Walk is part of the Association’s My Heart. My Life. national platform, sponsored locally by ConocoPhillips, Halliburton, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System and FMC Technologies.
WHEN: Saturday, November 16, 2013 | Opening ceremonies at 9 a.m.; Walk begins at 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Reliant Park – Opening Ceremony and Walk Festivities in Yellow Parking Lot | 1 Reliant Park | Houston, TX 77054
WHY: Heart disease and stroke — the nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers — and all other cardiovascular diseases, claim more than 870,000 American lives a year. The American Heart Association's goal is $ 2.8 million for the 2013 Houston Heart & Stroke Walk. Research funded by the American Heart Association has yielded or contributed to many important innovations such as CPR, life-extending drugs (including clot-busters), pacemakers, bypass surgery, the heart-lung machine and surgical techniques to repair heart defects. To participate in the annual event, walkers can register online by visiting www.houstonheartwalk.org or by calling 713-610-5033. There is no registration fee, but donations are appreciated. Fundraisers who secure a minimum of $100 will receive a free event T-shirt. Walk as part of a company team or form your own team with family and friends.