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American Heart Association's Greater Acadiana Heart Walk goes Virtual

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Posted at 10:06 AM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 11:06:53-04

In an effort to embrace the new normal during COVID-19, the American Heart Association says their annual Greater Acadiana Heart Walk is going virtual.

On April 18, participants and teams registered for this year's Greater Acadiana Heart Walk will meet online to raise funds and hold their own walks.

The American Heart Association says teams are invited to get moving at home or around their neighborhoods starting at 9:00 am.

A few activities include:

  • Take a walk outside (while following current social distancing 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.

The yearly event, according to Heart Association, is a 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 Kaitlynn Caputo, Heart Walk Director. “This virtual format allows everyone to continue to have fun and support our lifesaving mission, while adapting to spending more time at home. We are grateful for the support from our community and can’t wait to see how everyone makes the Heart Walk their own.”

To register, visit www.greateracadianaheartwalk.org.

The funds raised from the Greater Acadiana Heart Walk go towards research, advocacy, CPR training and to promote better health. Visit www2.heart.org to learn more.