If you want to make weekend plans that make a difference, look no further than the Lorain County Heart Walk taking place May 17 at Avon Commons (Click here for a map).
How Can You Get Involved?
- Join a team! It’s not too late to get in on the fun. Check out the list of teams or start your own as a team captain. It’s free to register and attend the walk.
- Raise money. Even if you can’t walk, you can still contribute. For every dollar raised, the American Heart Association gets THREE dollars back, so even small donations can make a big difference.
- Attend. The Heart Walk itself starts at 9 a.m., but the festival starts at 8 a.m! Come and join in the fun, support the walkers and learn a little about taking care of your heart. You can even feel free to bring your dog, as long as they stay on a leash.
Get in The Spirit
The event includes a festival with a Sponsors’ Expo, bounce house and more. Stop by the North Ohio Heart table to meet staff and participate in giveaways - including a chance to win a Subway gift card just by getting your picture taken!
NOH leads the way in company fundraising, with nearly $13,000 raised as of May 7. Last year, the NOH team raised more than $30,000!
“So much of Lorain County is participating,” Lorain County Heart Walk representative Sarah Repasy said. “It speaks volumes about the community and how engaged they are.”
Local companies, sponsors and fundraising teams have also gotten in on the action by hosting awareness functions to better inform their employees about the importance of a healthy heart. The heart walk is quickly becoming more than just a walk—it’s a movement.
The event has a goal of raising $130,000 and they’re getting close. Heart disease touches so many lives, and the funds raised really make a difference. Lace up your walking shoes and show your support with us!
Don’t miss out! Join one of our North Ohio Heart teams (or start your own) and come walk with us at 9 a.m. May 17 in the Avon Commons.