It's time for the American Heart Association's annual Virginia Heart Walk, to be held on Brown's Island on Saturday, September 28, 2013. The walk will start at 9 a.m. and last until noontime.
Look forward to a time of family fun, physical activity and camaraderie while helping to raise funds and awareness in fighting our nation's number one and number four killers, heart disease and stroke.
While there is no registration fee, donations are gladly accepted, and people often will donate in memory of a loved one. To participate in the annual event, walkers can register online by visiting the Richmond American Heart Association web site.
And for those of you who wonder what the money raised is used for, the research funded by the heart walk goes a long way toward the creation of important innovations in cardiac care, medications such as "clot-busters," pacemakers, bypass surgical techniques and even CPR.
This writer can now say that she owes her life to some of the very innovations now being used by hospitals and cardiologists today, and the techniques used are a direct result of research and funding through the heart walks being held all across the country.
So set next Saturday aside for a walk on Brown's Island. Not only will you be walking in a historical setting, but you will be making history, too. Remember the date, Saturday, September 28, 2013.