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Greater Lake Houston 2014 Heart & Stroke Walk Set for Nov. 8, at LSC-Kingwood

Courtney Perna of Great Day Houston/KHOU 11 News to Emcee

Greater Lake Houston 2014 Heart & Stroke Walk Set for Nov. 8, at LSC-KingwoodMore than 1,500 enthusiastic walkers and dozens of local corporate supporters are expected to participate in the 2014 Greater Lake Houston Heart & Stroke Walk, benefitting the life-saving work of the American Heart Association. The annual event will take place Saturday, Nov. 8, 8-11 a.m., at Lone Star College-Kingwood. Check-in for the walk begins at 8 a.m. at the east entrance boulevard of the campus, off Kingwood Place. Immediately following the walk, the public is invited to participate in the annual LSC-Kingwood Heart Fest. The festival, sponsored by the LSC-Kingwood Office of Student Life, includes live music, interactive inflatables for children and free food.

The 2014 Greater Lake Houston Heart & Stroke Walk Event Chair is Heath Rushing, COO, Memorial Hermann Northeast. Key supporters of the 2014 Greater Lake Houston Heart & Stroke Walk include national sponsor Subway Restaurants and Insperity, Lone Star College-Kingwood, New Balance of Humble, Health South Rehabilitation Hospital of Humble, Kroger and Kindred Rehabilitation Hospital of Humble.

“What an honor to be a part of the Greater Lake Houston Heart & Stroke Walk. It is truly an event that combines fitness and philanthropy, bringing together companies, communities, survivors, caregivers, and people from all over the area,” said Rushing.

Proceeds from the Heart & Stroke Walk benefit heart and stroke research, education and community programs. This year, the American Heart Association and volunteer leadership have a local fundraising goal of $140,000. In 2013, the Greater Lake Houston Heart & Stroke Walk raised $123,000 and hosted more than 1,000 participants.

“Memorial Hermann Northeast has been a proud sponsor of the Heart & Stroke Walk for more than eight years. We recognize that one in every three of our employees will be affected by heart disease or stroke. We are looking forward to an exciting event that the entire community can enjoy, while benefiting an amazing cause that helps save lives every day,” said Rushing.

This year’s event includes performances from Humble ISD students, an inflatable kids zone, lifestyle change awards and much more!

Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart & Stroke Walk creates an environment that’s fun and rewarding for the entire family.  Each year, more than 1 million walkers participate in nearly 350 events in cities across the country. By adopting a lifestyle of physical activity, individuals can reduce their healthcare costs, increase their productivity and improve their overall quality of life and longevity. For more information about the Heart & Stroke Walk or to register to participate visit Greater Lake Houston Heart Walk or call 713-610-5077.

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About the American Heart Association

Founded in 1924, we’re the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. To help prevent, treat and defeat these diseases — America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers — we fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit www.heart.org.

In 2013, the Greater Lake Houston Heart & Stroke Walk raised $123,000 and hosted more than 1,000 participants. This year’s event will take place Saturday, Nov. 8, 8-11 a.m., at Lone Star College-Kingwood. Check-in for the walk begins at 8 a.m. at the east entrance boulevard of the campus, off Kingwood Place. Immediately following the walk, the public is invited to participate in the annual LSC-Kingwood Heart Fest. The festival, sponsored by the LSC-Kingwood Office of Student Life, includes live music, interactive inflatables for children and free food.