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FAQ

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GENERAL

Why should I walk and fundraise?

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association are one of the leading funders of cardiovascular research so you and those you love can enjoy healthier, longer lives. When you raise money we can continue to offer resources to help you adopt and maintain healthy behaviors.

REGISTRATION

Is there a registration fee?

Participants are encouraged to fundraise or make a donation that will drive cardiovascular and stroke research.

Should I register ahead of time?

Yes. Registering online gives you access to a number of great fundraising tools and keeps you updated on Heart Walk info. It also giver our staff an idea of how many people to expect on the day of each walk.

If I participated last year, how do I get my login information?

To retrieve your login information, visit this page. Under the red SIGN IN button, there is an "I Forgot Username or Password" link that will help you in recovering this information.

Can I participate in Heart Walk if I'm not on a Team?

Yes, you can choose to walk and fundraise individually. However, maybe consider starting a team and asking friends, family and coworkers to join you and rally even more support for AHA.

FUNDRAISING

Is there a fundraising minimum?

No, but we encourage every participant to support Heart Walk by reaching out to friends and family for donations and/or making a personal donation.

How are donations made?

Donations can be made via cash, check or safe and securely to your personal fundraising page with a credit card. All checks should be made payable to AHA.

Can I fundraise after Walk day?

Yes, your fundraising pages remain open for approximately 6 weeks after the event. You can also submit checks to your local American Heart Association office location at any time.

What kind of support will I or my team receive?

Heart Walk staff are available to help every step of the way with fundraising tools and resources, and any other support you may need.

WALK DAY

Should I bring any funds I did not raise online to walk day?

Yes, make sure to bring any offline donations cash or checks. Donations can also be handed into your local Heart Walk staff as you collect them.

How far is each walk?

Most of our Heart Walks are 3 miles long. Some have shorter routes for families and children that want to walk, but may not be able to complete a longer route. You can find the details on your Walk's event page.

Is there any special recognition for survivors of heart disease and stroke?

Yes, survivors are given commemorative red ball caps to wear during the Walk to show their triumph over heart disease or stroke. Check with your local staff for more specific information on additional recognition.

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