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Heart and Stroke Walk

Join Us for the 2019 Mid-Ohio Valley Heart and Stroke Walk

POSTED BY Jan Dils . September 3, 2019

Here at Jan Dils, we do our best to support the health and well-being of our clients and our community.

As part of that effort, we’re putting together a team to participate in the upcoming Mid-Ohio Valley Heart and Stroke Walk in support of the American Heart Association (AHA).

Heart disease is the number one killer of West Virginians, claiming the lives of nearly 9,000 people locally. Nationally, more than 610,000 Americans lose their lives to heart disease every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

And stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, taking around 140,000 lives annually. In fact, heart disease is the country’s number one killer at the national level, as well, and stroke comes in at number five, according to the AHA.

The Heart Walk is the AHA’s premier event for raising funds to prevent deaths resulting from heart disease and stroke, and events are held throughout the year and around the country.

The AHA was founded by a group of six cardiologists in 1924. This nonprofit organization publishes guidelines on cardiovascular health, operates highly visible public service campaigns, and organizes fundraising events.

The upcoming walk will be held on October 17 at 5 p.m. in the Parkersburg City Park. You can support our effort by donating to our team or by walking with us.

We hope to see you there!

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