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25th Anniversary Kalamazoo Heart Walk! (Spring Valley Park)

Get those sneakers ready, Kalamazoo. It's the 25th Anniversary of the Kalamazoo Heart Walk!

On September 22, the American Heart Association is taking over Spring Valley Park for the annual Kalamazoo Heart Walk. The gates open at 8:00 a.m. with the Opening Ceremony at 9:00 and the walk at 9:25. The fun walk is your choice of either 1 or 3 miles.

This is a family and pet friendly event. 

The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s mission – building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke – in action. Held annually, the walk celebrates those who have made lifestyle changes in an effort to improve their heart-health, and encourages others to take the pledge to live healthier lifestyles, while raising the funding needed for life-saving research and education. The walk HQ is Spring Valley Park
2606 Mt Olivet Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49004 49004.

Local companies and individuals can form Heart Walk teams now athttp://www2.heart.org/site/TR/HeartWalk/MWA-MidWestAffiliate?pg=entry&fr_id=3578. Donations can also be made through the website. Walkers can receive a Heart Walk T-shirt once they have raised a minimum of $100.

At the Heart Walk, cardiovascular disease survivors from across the state will be honored. We will also have Healthy for Good Zones, kids activities, a pet zone, music and more!

Heart Walk schedule:
8:00 a.m. - Gates open
9:00 a.m. - Opening Ceremony
9:25 a.m. - Walk begins
11:00 a.m. - Walk ends

For local sponsorship opportunities and volunteer opportunities, contact Kimberly Earnshaw at kimberly.earnshaw@heart.org.

For additional information, visit http://www2.heart.org/site/TR/HeartWalk/MWA-MidWestAffiliate?pg=entry&fr_id=3578.

 

Earlier Event: September 8
Dave Koz and Friends at the State Theatre
Later Event: September 22
Audiotree Music Festival