Due to CDC recommendations to postpone events with 50+ people, the 2020 Central Iowa Heart Walk is going VIRTUAL. So wherever you are on Saturday, May 2 we invite you to lace-up your shoes and WALK 1-3 miles to ensure that funds are there for future medical advancements. Then share your walking selfies and videos on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @AHAIowa with #DSMHeartWalk.

The Heart Walk is about a spirit of community -- sharing stories, honoring lives lost too soon, celebrating lives saved – all working toward a shared goal of raising lifesaving dollars that fund research, move health policies forward, and make our communities healthier. We see this community spirit alive now more than ever, even as many of us are staying home or working hard on the frontlines as essential workers, we are united in our goal to save lives. Those suffering from heart disease and stroke – the leading killers globally – may be at highest risk during this time. We persevere for them.

In fact, the AHA has been working hard to provide resources to healthcare professionals and the public as well as pivot our research and expertise to assist the  COVID-19 efforts globally. You can learn more about our efforts and find additional COVID-19 news and resources.