Since 1924 the American Heart Association has helped protect people of all ages and ethnicities from the ravages of heart disease and stroke. These diseases, the Nation’s No.1 and No.3 killers, claim more than 910,000 American lives a year. The association invested more than $543 million in fiscal year 2005-06 for research, professional and public education, and advocacy so people across America can live stronger, longer lives.
It’s quickly coming up on that time of year again. The 2008 Kansas City HeartWalk, benefiting the American Heart Association, is on Saturday, May 30th. This is an event that I participated in last year, along with Jeff Smith (@jeffisageek on Twitter), and am proud to be captaining a team for this year’s walk.
I’m looking for anyone who is interested in joining to help raise money for a good cause, as well as wrapping up the campaign by doing something that’s good for *you* as well. Anyone interested can do so by visiting the Kansas City Twitter team page and click on “Join Our Team”.
So as not to be long-winded on a blog, I’ll have a follow-up shortly with details about the HeartWalk event and its various sponsors.