September, 2015 – VOW takes part in the Heart Walk

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Village of Wellington Takes Steps Towards a Heart Healthy Community

The Village of Wellington will join thousands of Palm Beach County residents in an effort to stomp out America’s #1 killer: Heart Disease. The Palm Beach County Heart Walk will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Meyer Amphitheater in downtown West Palm Beach. Festivities kick-off at 8:00 am and walkers take off at 9:00 am.

Local survivors, doctors, and those passionate about the cause, will unite to raise funds and awareness for cardiovascular diseases and stroke. There will be a tribute wall where those who have lost loved ones may write their names. Heart survivors will be wearing red baseball hats, and stroke survivors will be wearing white baseball hats.

The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk campaign aims to promote healthy lifestyle choices and create opportunities for people to improve their cardiovascular health. The campaign goal is $700,000 and every donation helps the association to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke.

For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings.