Join us to defeat heart disease and stroke.

It's never been a better time to find new ways to boost physical and emotional health. Joining the Heart Walk is a great way to socially connect and get moving - all while making a great impact in our community and saving lives.

When you register, you're helping:

    Save more babies and kids who have congenital heart defects
    Train thousands in life-saving CPR
    Fund groundbreaking brain and heart research
    Champion health equity for all

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Nothing unites us like doing good together

Heart walk has always been about coming together, getting hearts pumping, honoring survivors, raising lifesaving funds - and having fun along the way.

  

Meet Our Co-Chairs
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Beverly Keefer PicBeverly Keefer, RN, BSN, MSN, CNML, is the Director of Cardiovascular Services, the Cath Lab and Interventional Radiology at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall.

“On a daily basis I see firsthand how heart disease impacts our patients, their families and our entire community. While it is most important to know the signs and symptoms of heart disease and to know what to do to help ourselves, a loved one or a community member, it is also so important to Act “FAST” to save heart muscle and brain tissue,” Keefer said.

Bev chaired the 2020 Tri-County Heart Walk, which was a digital event, and she is glad to be back as co-chair with Margaret Deyo Allers.

Beverly Keefer, RN, BSN, MSN, CNML
Director of Cardiovascular Services, the Cath Lab and Interventional Radiology
Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall
2022 Tri-County Heart Walk Co-Chair

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Margaret Allers Deyor PicMargaret Deyo Allers, RN, BSN, MSN, ANP, Chief Nursing Officer, Vice President of Patient Care Services, at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall, has had a 37-year career in Cardiac Services. Her professional love and connection to cardiology is also driven by her personal experiences within her own family. Twenty-five years ago her father survived an acute Myocardial Infarction only to suffer for the next 5 years with the sequalae that occurred as a result of the damage from the heart attack and ultimately succumb to his heart disease; she attributes this to his lack of knowledge to have intervened earlier when the signs and symptoms of heart disease were present prior to the heart attack as well as his noncompliance in managing his plan of care post heart attack again due to lack of knowledge. This trajectory in his illness made her even more aware of the importance of knowing your risk factors in order to proactively manage the disease and has spent the last more than 30 years fighting professionally as well as partnering with the AHA to assure that the message regarding the important work of the American Heart Association is known throughout.

Margaret was also adamant in support that a Cardiac Catheterization Lab in the Newburgh area of this county was very important to the health of the community and in 2004 was instrumental in developing the Cardiac Catheterization Program at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall. She is a past board member of the American Heart Association.

“Many chronic comorbid conditions come from those who suffer with cardiac disease,” Deyo Allers said. “The Heart Walk helps us fight heart disease and stroke, and celebrate everything we’ve done together to fight heart disease and stroke. It’s a way to honor all the people who’ve been affected by heart disease and come out the other side, and all the technology that has come about because of the American Heart Association.”

Margaret Deyo Allers, RN, BSN, MSN, ANP
Chief Nursing Officer, Vice President of Patient Care Services
Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall
2022 Tri-County Heart Walk Co-Chair

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