** AIR QUALITY UPDATE **
Thank you for your support of the American Heart Association. We are excited for the upcoming Providence Heart Walk being held on Saturday, June 10 and look forward to seeing all of you who are planning to attend!
The American Heart Association is actively monitoring the air quality issues our area is experiencing from the Canadian wildfires and is committed to the health and safety of our community. The forecast for air quality during our event is at levels deemed acceptable, however, there may be a moderate health concern for a small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution. If you are considered high risk, have cardiovascular disease, are elderly or have a respiratory condition, you may want to exercise additional caution. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure about your participation. Consider your options for how to travel to the event.
Follow the guidance of the RI Department of Health https://health.ri.gov, including wearing an N95 or comparable mask when outdoors if recommended. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offers a zip code-level tracking map of current air quality at www.airnow.gov.
Join your friends, family and co-workers to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.
We're all tied to heart disease and stroke in some way, and we must change that. By registering for the Heart Walk today, you are taking the first step to save lives.
Every walker who joins, every dollar donated means more research, more people trained in lifesaving CPR, more medical breakthroughs and more champions for equitable health.