The Hoffman Auto Group “Bravehearts” joined hundreds of other participants for the American Heart Association’s 5K Heart Walk at Rentschler Field on Saturday, October 18. The yearly event helps raise awareness of the importance and value of physical activity for cardiovascular health. Sandy Rovin from the Hoffman Auto group and her husband Steve were happy to help raise money and participate in this worthy cause, stating also “it gave us an opportunity to exercise together!”
Every year the Heart Walk raises funds to support research, advocacy and awareness of heart disease and stroke. The Hoffman Bravehearts team has raised over $800 so far and tax-deductible donations can be made through November 17 by clicking on “Give Now” at this page – Hoffman Bravehearts.
Your donations go a long way! For example, a donation of $25 provides 50 people educational materials that teach how to personally reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke. A $50 donation delivers the message of healthy nutrition to elementary school students through lesson plans and activity guides. Your generous donation of $100 provides necessary resources for one hospital to teach patients, caregivers, and health professionals about the risks of stroke – the nation’s No. 4 killer.
Heart disease is the #1 leading cause of death and the #4 cause of stroke impacting the lives of so many people we care about. This is why we get involved … to make a difference.
Maria Garcia, from Hoffman Auto Group, who lost her father to heart disease and experienced her own heart related issues walked “in my father’s memory, to bring awareness to this great cause, and raise funds toward treatments for the disease.” Maria states, “I plan to have a long and healthy life and be around for those that mean the most to me.”
“Last weekend’s Heart Walk was a great experience and I had a wonderful time with the Hoffman family and friends. Although heart disease has not impacted my family directly I know people who have been affected,” says Laura Sears, “Everyone of us needs to get healthy for ourselves and the ones we love. We are only given one life so we need to preserve that life with healthy eating, regular exercise and quality sleep!”
We encourage you to learn the facts, get involved and partner with the largest voluntary health organization working to prevent, treat and defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. Find out more about the American Heart Association today www.heart.org