IRVINE, CA, April 10, 2023 — The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is inviting Orange County to the Heart and Stroke Walk – the premier event to boost physical and mental health through healthy habits, while supporting the organization’s lifesaving mission.

On Saturday, April 15, at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Orange County Heart and Stroke Walk participants and teams are invited to walk to celebrate heart and stroke survivors, raise lifesaving funds and encourage physical activity. The Heart and Stroke Walk also includes a timed 5K run which will take place prior to the walk. 

“The Heart and Stroke Walks are all about promoting the health and well-being of our community and supporting the American Heart Association’s lifesaving mission,” said Mike Myers, Board Chairman of the American Heart Association, Orange County Division. “Heart health is important for everyone - it’s a common cause we can come together for.”

Walk to save lives! Register today at Form a team with friends and family or sign up as an individual. Participants can stay up to date by downloading the Heart Walk mobile app and encourage friends and family to join in via e-mail or on social media. Those walking virtually can follow the festivities through the event hashtag, #OCHeartWalk.

The event includes a walk around and through Angel Stadium, health screenings, kids’ zone, live music, a gathering place and breakfast for heart disease and stroke survivors and more. There is even a course for your four-legged friends to join in on.  

The Orange County Heart and Stroke Walk is locally sponsored by McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. The Heart and Stroke Walks are the signature events of the American Heart Association’s Heart Challenge program, which is designed to help companies positively impact employee overall health and wellbeing. The program is anchored in a series of customizable workplace events that inspires employees to be more engaged, reconnect with colleagues, get in their physical activity, support a great cause, and have a lot of fun doing it.

The funds raised from the Orange County Heart and Stroke Walk goes toward 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 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, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.  

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