Walk with CultureMap
Strength in numbers: More than 25,000 set to take on America's No. 1 killer inthe Heart Walk
More than 25,000 Houstonians will walk through downtown Saturday morning to bring awareness to America's No. 1 killer: Heart disease.
Cardiovascular disease takes more than 2,300 lives each day, striking an unexpectedly varied demographic: The young, like Houston Press music editor Chris Gray (who is recovering quickly from his heart attack last week), the healthy and the obese.
Newborn babies, middle-age smokers, high-profile politicians, teenagers and toddlers are all at risk for cardiovascular problems.
Newborn babies, middle-age smokers, high-profile politicians, teenagers and toddlers are all at risk for cardiovascular problems and strokes. Some cases are preventable with exercise, a moderated diet and regular wellness check-ups.
Start taking steps toward a healthier lifestyle by signing up for the 5-mile, non-competitive walk, which will be followed by health screenings and interactive learning opportunities. The weather is nice and it's free to walk (but participants receive a T-shirt — and self-satisfaction for contributing to a worthy cause — if they raise $100 or more).