Each day, we lose about 2,150 Americans from heart disease- The No. 1 killer in the United States. Stroke, the No. 5 killer and leading cause of severe disability, claims the lives of nearly 219,000 each year. Since the inception of the Heart Walk, mortality rates from cardiovascular disease and stroke have plummeted by 45 percent. Although there have been great strides made in how heart disease and stroke are diagnosed and treated, there is far more work to be done. The Heart Walk funds research to deliver progressive, life-saving science as big solutions to a big problem.
American Heart Association’s Austin Heart & Stroke Walk, sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance Company. The American Heart Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, and 8:00 a.m.
WHERE: The Long Center for the Performing Arts (701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704)
HOW: Individuals and teams can register for the walk and review COVID protocols by visiting austinheartwalk.org.
WATCH: Our 2021 featured survivors are Grace Jennings and Patrick Wright. We are walking to support them and patients like them.