My Horse Whistler is currently the national mascot for the American Heart Associations's Healthy Bonds for Life Campaign. Pets have been shown to reduce stress, boost happiness, and help create healthy habits like physical activity.When I'm not riding I'm inspired to improve physically so that I can be a more effective rider and support Whistler. He also has the ability to completly change my mood. He has taught me that "No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle" - Winston Churchill. The Healthy Bond for Life campaign celebrates these wonderful pets in our lives that improve our physical and mental health. I'm grateful for my pet and teammate.
I also worked on CVMU for 3 years as a CNA and I saw first hand those that are impacted by heart disease. While I saw many patients that struggled, I also saw many that were able to have lifesaving surgeries and treatments that prolonged their lives. The American Heart Association has help countless people hold on to their loved ones longer.
I walk because I know that with every step, I’m making a difference in someone’s life. And when combined with a million other Heart Walk Heroes across the nation, we have an even greater impact toward curing heart disease and stroke. Will you be a Heart Walk Hero with me?
Your donation will fund groundbreaking research that literally keeps hearts beating and helps people have longer, healthier lives.
Have a heart and help me reach my goal today!