My Heart Walk Story
Since I joined the American Heart Association (AHA) in 2010, I have participated in the annual Dallas Heart Walk, with the notable exception of 2018 when I was ill. Even the pandemic couldn't stop us when a few of my family and friends walked the trails in our local park in 2020.
The Heart Walk is one of those events that we look forward to because it gives me, my family, and my friends a chance to hang out, exercise our legs a little, take some nice pictures (we've taken some awesome jump shots over the years), and contribute to a good cause: fight heart disease and stroke.
I really have fond memories of the Heart Walk. My son and his friends who have joined us since they weren't even teenagers are now adults. The Heart Walk is also bittersweet as some of our loved ones who have walked with us and for whom we've walked through the years have now passed. I will continue to do this in their memory and for those of us still living with hypertension, heart failure, and other forms of heart disease and stroke.
I am proud to work for the AHA, where we really take to heart our mission "to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives." I wish I could share with all of you all the ways we've touched, saved and improved the lives of people around the world and the smiles we've received in return.
Please join me and the AHA for the 2022 Heart Walk this Saturday, September 24. Gather your friends and family and join the walk in Dallas or wherever in the world you may find yourself. Please also consider donating to my Heart Walk campaign. Your donation will help further fund research that could cure heart disease and stroke.
With all the love in my heart, I thank you.