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Save Lives While Staying In – The American Heart Association’s Coachella Valley Heart Walk Brought to you in the Safety of Your Own Home

With the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic keeping more Americans at home, the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is embracing the new normal and moving the iconic Coachella Valley Heart Walk Experience into an online event on Saturday, Nov. 21.

The Coachella Valley Heart Walk, is a fun and meaningful way to celebrate heart and stroke survivors, raise lifesaving funds and encourage physical activity. “Now, more than ever, we’re all looking for ways to connect with others, stay active and stay encouraged,” said Marc Hoffing, M.D., Medical Director, Desert Oasis Healthcare. “The Heart Walk Experience allows everyone to continue to have fun and support the Association’s lifesaving mission, while adapting to spending more time at home. We are grateful for the support from the community and can’t wait to see how everyone makes the Heart Walk their own.”

On Nov. 21, Coachella Valley Heart Walk participants and teams will not physically meet but are invited to get moving at home or around the neighborhood starting at 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Here are a few fun activities to consider choosing from:
• Take a walk outside (while following current social distancing and facemask guidelines).
• Get the whole family involved and have an indoor dance party.
• Try out a few strengthening exercises like push-ups, lunges and squats.
• Create an at home circuit workout.

To register, visit www.CVHEARTWALK.ORG. Once registered be sure to follow us on: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Use #CVHeartWalk, and tag us at @AmericanHeartCV. Challenge your family, friends and co-workers to join you. By going social with us you can stay up to date with all of the Heart & Stroke Walk community. On the day of, everyone is encouraged to wear their Heart Walk shirt or red and post pictures ad videos to document your activity using #CVHeartWalk.

The funds raised from the Coachella Valley Heart Walk go towards research, advocacy, CPR training and to promote better health. In addition, we are working with researchers, medical experts, community leaders, businesses, families and more to reduce the impact of the coronavirus. investing a minimum of $2.5 million to investigate the cardiovascular implications of coronavirus. Visit www2.heart.org to learn more.

The Coachella Valley Heart Walk is locally sponsored by Desert Oasis Healthcare.

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About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.
For Media Inquiries:
Daniel Ruacho at daniel.ruacho@heart.org or at 480-773-2355
heart.org and stroke.org

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