World Heart Day takes place every year on September 29. The celebration, founded by the World Heart Federation in 2000, offers people across the globe the opportunity to take part in the world’s biggest intervention against cardiovascular disease. We are partnering with the World Heart Federation and American cities to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke risk management. Join us!
The USA Today Snapshot above marks World Heart Day and the importance of physical activity in preventing cardiovascular disease. It appears on the day that U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams is joining 50 mayors for a Move with the Mayor event in Columbia, SC and other mayors are holding special Move with the Mayor walks in their own cities.
How can you be a part of World Heart Day?
Join one of the Move with the MayorTM World Heart Day walks taking place in the following cities:
“World Heart Day celebrates cardiovascular disease prevention, making it a perfect time to draw attention to cholesterol risk management’s role in heart disease and stroke,” said John Clymer, Executive Director. “Together, we can use social media to show online communities how to improve their health and manage their risk factors for cardiovascular disease.”If you are not in or near one of these cities, you can share the following Tweets on social media! And, show us how you are celebrating World Heart Day by using #WorldHeartDay
Throughout the month of September, mayors throughout the country are leading events encouraging physical activity and heart health throughout their communities! Here’s a peek. You can check out what all of the Move with the Mayor cities doing by following #MovewiththeMayor on Twitter or FaceBook.
Columbus, OH Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Health Commissioner, Dr. Mysheika Roberts
lead city employees on a walk
Baton Rouge, LA Mayor Sharon Weston Broome & residents put a spin on Move with the Mayor
Green Bay, WI Mayor Jim Schmitt walks the talk during a “Good Morning, Green Bay” segment
Oakland, CA Mayor Libby Schaaf moves and grooves with residents