2014 Philadelphia Heart Walk

Posted on 16. Nov, 2014 by

Heart Walk 2014Saturday, November 8th marked the American Heart Association’s 16th annual Philadelphia Heart Walk to raise awareness and funds to fight cardiovascular disease and strokes. Heart disease is the number one killer of women over age 25, and cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of all Americans. To put this into perspective: someone dies from cardiovascular disease every 39 seconds! Upon learning these pretty scary statistics, the members of the Juno team committed to helping the AHA reach their goal to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent by 2020

Over the course of the summer and into the fall we spread awareness of the AHA’s mission and collected donations that will be used to support heart and stroke research and provide life-saving information to those most in need. Together we proudly raised $1,525.

The walk began at Citizens Bank Park on a brisk and sunny fall morning. We, along with thousands of other supporters and survivors, started our three mile trek around FDR Park at 10:30. It was a great team-building experience, and went much faster than anticipated. But, you know what they say, time flies when you’re having fun! The entire experience, from when we first registered to when we completed the walk, was very eye opening and left us with a sense of accomplishment and pride. So far this year, Philadelphia has raised $1,556,814, which is the most the city has ever raised for the event!

The American Heart Association is a great organization and we are happy to be able to help them in their mission to “build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.” We hope to see you at next year’s heart walk! Who knows? It could save your life!