The American Heart Association is leading a Heart and Stroke Walk throughout the Southland on Saturday as a fun and meaningful way to celebrate survivors of heart disease and stroke, raise lifesaving funds and encourage physical activity.
The event is called “Heart Walk Here, There and Everywhere,” and participants can either join official pop-up start lines or create a path of their own. From neighborhood streets to park and parkways to tucked away trails, participants are encouraged to Heart Walk at any location that inspires their heart health.
“No matter where you choose to walk, participating and donating to the Heart and Stroke Walk will save lives and improve lives,” the American Heart Association said.
Near Pasadena, pop-up start lines will be at La Cañada Flintridge and Glendale Saturday morning.
Whether participants and teams start their Heart and Stroke Walk at one of the pop-up start lines, or from a location of their choice, a few ways to make the activity fun is to listen to the Heart and Stroke Walk playlist that’s on the event website while you walk. A “how-to” kit to map out your own Heart and Stroke Walk is available for download on the site.
You can also post pictures and videos from your walk using #SouthlandHeartWalk.
For more information, call (213) 291-7000.