The President of St. Dominic Health Services, Claude W. Harbarger, is the chair of the American Heart Association's 2013 Metro Jackson Heart Walk. In preparation for the Heart Walk, Claude W. Harbarger has invited CEOs and executives from local businesses and organizations to join him at an Executive Breakfast on Wednesday, April 17, at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. These executives will join forces with the American Heart Association to make a difference in the cardiovascular health of their employees and community by raising awareness and funds to fight heart disease and stroke, America's No. 1 and No. 4 killers. The Metro Jackson Heart Walk will be held on Saturday, November 2, at the Mississippi State Capitol.
Cardiovascular disease claims the lives of more Mississippians than all forms of cancer combined. Physical activity is critical to being healthy. Adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week to see the health benefits of physical activity such as lower blood pressure, improved bone health, weight maintenance after weight loss, better sleep, and more energy. The American Heart Association promotes walking as a great way to get regular exercise through our Heart Walks, Walking Paths, and Walking Clubs. The American Heart Association's aim is to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent.
The Heart Walk is sponsored nationally by Subway and Jenny Craig. The success of the Metro Jackson Heart Walk is due in part to the local My Heart My Life Platform Sponsor, St. Dominic's as well as other local sponsors, media partners and individual participants.
For information on how to participate in the Heart Walk, call the American Heart Association at 601.321.1209 or visit www.metrojacksonheartwalk.org to register.
WHO: Metro Jackson American Heart Association's 2013 Heart Walk Chair
WHAT: Metro Jackson Heart Walk Executive Breakfast
WHEN: Wednesday, April 17, 8:00 a.m.
WHERE: Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
1152 Lakeland Drive
1820 TV Road
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