I walk because heart disease is the #1 leading cause of death in the US, and stroke is the #5 leading cause.
I walk because so many of my family and friends have been impacted in some way by heart disease and stroke.
I walk because I was born with two heart defects, which resulted in two open heart surgeries in my life.
I walk because my own life has been saved, and I now enjoy a normal quality of life due to the types of groundbreaking research that is funded by the American Heart Association.
Please help me in reaching my goal!