Banner Heart Hospital
Sponsor of the American Heart Association Heart Walk
February 26th, 2011
On February 26, 2011, EmpowHER partner Banner Heart Hospital participated in the American Heart Association’s Start! Heart Walk at Tempe Beach Park, which celebrates those who have made lifestyle changes and encourages many more to take the pledge to live healthier lifestyles while raising the dollars needed to fund life-saving research and initiatives. Banner Heart, a sponsor of the event, had a station at the Heart Healthy Festival after the walk. EmpowHER was at the station during the event capturing stories of people that are supporting this cause.
She is an advocate for the American Heart Association and shares this tip for a healthy heart: get 30 minutes of exercise 5 times a week.
She is eighty years old and has had two bypasses and a valve replacement. She works out every day and believes the secret to staying healthy at eighty is exercising everyday and eating healthy. She has participated in the walk for the past two years.
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