Madison Heart Walk adds 5K to events planned

MADISON (WKOW) — An event promoting heart health is coming up in Madison.

The 26th annual Madison Heart Walk is scheduled for Sept. 22 with a start time of 9:30 a.m. at the Mallards Stadium. New this year, a 5K race has been added.

Organizers say this event is important for raising funds for heart health research and prevention.

“Where the money went last year, we trained 2,000 people in CPR,” said Jim Yehle with the Madison Heart Walk. “We worked with lawmakers to have a law passed to allow 911 dispatchers to talk through CPR.”

They also used the money to educate people about eating healthy.

The American Heart Association provided these simple tips to help you and your family live a healthier life.

  • Eat Smart, like making healthy substitutions in your cooking.
  • Add Color, so you add more fruits and veggies to your diet.
  • Be Well, which focuses on lowering your stress and being more mindful.
  • Move More. Just a 30-minute walk a day can have huge health benefits.

If you’re interested in participating  or donating to the Madison Heart Walk, click HERE.

Rebecca Ribley

Rebecca Ribley

Wake Up Wisconsin Anchor

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