People have taken to the streets in New Orleans this Saturday. They are not protesting or contesting. Hundreds of people have began walking for change and awareness. The New Orleans Heart Walk is an event put on by the American Heart Association through which they seek to encourage individuals to go outside and simply walk.
Heart Disease is the cause of the most deaths in the United States as the American Heart Association suggests. The New Orleans Heart Walk is seeking to bring awareness and change to this alarming condition by promoting healthier lifestyles and more physical activity.
According to the American Heart Association, an individual’s risk of heart disease can be diminished with as little as 30 minutes of walking per day.
The Heart Walk is one of the American Heart Association’s primary fundraising events in an effort to help save as many lives as possible from heart disease and stroke as well. The walk route spans 1.8 miles total and stretches around the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Everybody from individuals, families and pets are encouraged to come join in the movement to help put an end to these tragic conditions.
The American Heart Association focuses on funding research and support to help save people from heart disease, stroke as well as other cardiovascular diseases. They have grown to become one of the largest volunteer health organizations dedicated to this particular area. The fundraising goal for the 2016 New Orleans Heart Walk is $830,000. All of which will be donated to efforts that support the curing and caring of individuals afflicted by heart disease.