ATLANTA, August 15, 2023 —The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, invites Atlanta to the 2023 Greater Atlanta Heart Walk, Saturday, September 30, 7:00 a.m. at Atlantic Station. It’s the Association’s premier event to boost physical and mental well-being while raising funds for heart health.
This year’s theme, I Walk to Save Lives, led by Robert Bunch, president of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, gives Heart Walk participants a way to express, share and be inspired by the reasons they personally and individually walk. Everyone has a reason to live a longer, healthier life or a reason they’re motivated to save the life of another.
“Having worked in health care for more than 20 years, my passion and commitment to the health and well-being of my community is a top priority,” said Robert Bunch, Greater Atlanta Heart Walk chairperson and president of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia. “Healthier communities lead to healthier people, and I am excited to work with the American Heart Association’s Greater Atlanta Heart Walk and people across Georgia to highlight the importance of this cause as we strengthen our communities together.”
To register for the walk, visit www.greateratlantaheartwalk.org. Participants can stay up-to-date by downloading the Heart Walk mobile app and encouraging friends and family to register and/or donate via e-mail or social media. Those walking on a path of their own, can follow the festivities through the event hashtag, #ATLHeartWalk.
The Greater Atlanta Heart Walk is the signature event of the American Heart Association’s Heart Challenge program which helps companies positively impact employee overall health and wellbeing. The program is anchored in a series of customizable workplace events that inspire employees to be more engaged, reconnect with colleagues, be physically active, support a great cause and have fun doing it.
“What makes us passionate about walking is that the funds raised go to fueling hearts. Real hearts all over Atlanta,” said Beth Reese, American Heart Association board member in metro Atlanta and executive vice president of Strategic Transformation Programs at Southern Company. “What our Heart Walk team knows is that gratification isn’t about what you get when you give. It’s about the satisfaction of knowing that your dollar is truly going to change or save a life.”
The Greater Atlanta Heart Walk is sponsored by: Live Fierce Atlanta sponsor Southern Company; Healthy for Good sponsors Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, Northside Hospital; Signature sponsors Comcast Business and Xfinity, ADP, Prudential, Home Depot, S.A. White Oil, Sonder Health Plans, Emory Healthcare, Burns & McDonnell and Delta Dental.
The funds raised go towards research, advocacy, CPR training and to promote better health in support of the Association’s 2024 Health Equity Impact Goal, reducing barriers to health care access and quality. Visit www2.heart.org to learn more.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.
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Erin Thomas; Erin.Thomas@heart.org
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