Join the 2009 Start! Wilmington Heart Walk

Wilmington, DE - August 17, 2009 Start! is the American Heart Association's groundbreaking movement that calls on all Americans and their employers to create a culture of physical activity and health to live longer, heart-healthy lives through walking.

The 2009 Start! Wilmington Heart Walk is a non-competitive 3-mile walk (with an option to walk 1.5 miles) to raise awareness and raise funds to support the American Heart Association's mission to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Nationwide, the American Heart Association's Heart Walk raises more than $72 million and these funds are dedicated to supporting research and educational programs that save lives from the country's No. 1 and No. 3 killers, heart disease and stroke. Walk with family, friends, co-workers, or strangers you'll bond with along the way. Anyway you choose to do it, your heart will thank you for it.

Visit the three communities Create Hope, Inspire Change and Celebrate Success at the Walk and participate in fun activities for all ages. Activities include health and nutritional information, snacks and kids' activities.

We will be celebrating survivors, remembering lost loved ones, and recognizing those who have made lifestyle changes to live longer, healthier lives.

For more information or to register your Walk team, contact the American Heart Association at (302) 454-0613 or visit www.americanheart.org/startwilmington.

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