SACRAMENTO, California, September 12, 2023 — The American Heart Association, a global force for healthier lives for all, invites Sacramentans to the 2023 Heart and Stroke Walk. Taking place on Saturday, Sept. 23, at William Land Park, the Heart & Stroke Walk is the signature fundraising event hosted by the Association focused on heart and brain health for all.

Walkers from around 80 companies and the Greater Sacramento region are participating this year in the Sacramento Heart and Stroke Walk. Prominent local Sacramento leaders, from organizations such as Clark Pacific, Concrete Value Corp, Dignity Health, Pacific Coast Building Products, Teichert Materials and Western Health Advantage, have stepped up to support the American Heart Association, a like minded organization working to increase physical and mental health, improve overall wellness, and change health outcomes in the community. 

“Heart disease and stroke impact people in very personal and life-changing ways. For those in the economy who work with their hands, a disproportionate rate of incidence is the norm.  We hope that we can change that fact pattern through community engagement and education with events like the Heart and Stroke Walk,” said American Heart Association Heart and Stroke Walk Chair for Sacramento and CEO of Concrete Value Corp, Nathan Esch. “Through the Heart and Stroke Walk, we’re inspiring everyone to share WHY they walk while motivating them to take charge of their health and foster real change in our local community”. 

Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, remain the number one killer of Americans. One-in-three people in the United States currently has one or more cardiovascular conditions. The funds from Heart and Stroke Walk go towards research, advocacy and CPR training to promote better health in support of the Association’s 2024 Health Equity Impact Goal, reducing barriers to health care access and quality.

“Heart health is important for everyone - it’s a common cause we can come together for,” said Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Western Health Advantage, Dr. Khuram Arif. “The Heart and Stroke Walk is a unique opportunity to inspire healthy habits and promote the health and well-being of Sacramentans.”

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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.orgFacebookInstagram, X or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.   

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