Walkers Wanted for the Central Susquehanna Heart Walk

LEWISBURG — The American Heart Association invites workplaces, community groups, friends and family from across the Susquehanna Valley to take steps to become Healthy For Good at the 2017 Central Susquehanna Valley Heart Walk. The Heart Walk is set for Saturday, Oct. 7 at Hufnagle Park on Market St. in downtown Lewisburg. Festivities begin at 9 a.m. and the walk steps off at 10 a.m.

This year’s Heart Walk is about more than just walking – it’s about taking a variety of small, sustainable steps toward a healthier and more active life. Whether you want to try a healthy activity, get your blood pressure checked, learn Hands-Only CPR, or sample a healthy snack, the Heart Walk will have something for participants of all ages. The event will culminate with a non-competitive fitness walk through downtown Lewisburg.

The fundraising goal for the 2017 Central Susquehanna Valley Heart Walk is $70,000. Walkers who raise a minimum of $100 will receive a Heart Walk t-shirt and the opportunity to receive additional prizes based on their fundraising levels. 

The Heart Walk is part of the American Heart Association’s Healthy For Good movement to encourage sustainable healthy lifestyle changes. Dollars raised will support the American Heart Association’s lifesaving mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, the nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers, through supporting heart disease and stroke research, health care quality improvement, advocacy, prevention and education. 

The Central Susquehanna Valley Heart Walk is chaired by Dr. Christopher Derby, director of pediatric cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at Geisinger Health System. The Heart Walk is sponsored locally by Geisinger Health System and Evangelical Community Hospital. Media partners include 94KX and The Daily Item.

For more information about the Central Susquehanna Valley Heart Walk, visitwww.heart.org/csvwalk or call 614-396-3511.