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Join Penn Medicine’s 2016 Philadelphia Heart Walk Team

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Join the Penn Medicine community, American Heart Association (AHA) and people of all ages at the 2016 Philadelphia Heart Walk and support the fight against heart disease and stroke!

The Philly Heart Walk is part of a collaborative, nationwide event to raise awareness and funds to support the AHA's mission of building healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Thousands of people from around the area are expected to join the event on Saturday, November 5 at Citizen’s Bank Park.

Join our Heart Walk team!

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease strikes someone in the United States about once every 42 seconds. Your participation and fundraising efforts in the Philly Heart Walk directly supports Penn Medicine and the AHA in their goal of improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent by 2020. Research efforts like those underwritten by the Philly Heart Walk make great strides in decreasing the burden heart disease and stroke place on families and health care resources.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Citizens Bank Park
1 Citizens Bank Park Way
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Parking is free!

More than 15,000 people are expected to attend this year’s event. If you can’t attend, you can still support the event by making a donation. Penn Medicine’s fundraising goal for the 2016 Philly Heart Walk is $250,000. In 2015, Penn Medicine's team of 1,515 participants raised more than $200,000, a significant contribution toward the $1,840,000 raised by the Philadelphia AHA chapter.

Last year, more than 500,000 people joined Heart Walk events in cities and towns across the United States. Led by leadership committees representing more than 15,500 companies, nearly 200,000 walkers raised more than $117,000,000 in donations.

Help us raise funds and surpass last year's efforts by joining a Penn Heart Walk Team.

iPod iconGet moving and get ready for the 2016 Philly Heart Walk! Here are some great hits to inspire you: Heart Walk Playlist

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