For the second year 106.5 The Arch has partnered with the American Heart Association for the Heart Walk at Busch Stadium, this year being held on May 19th at 9am. Heart disease is the #1 killer, taking more lives every year than all cancers combined. So many of our family and friends and even our co-workers – are here to tell their heart attack stories, sharing the way the felt while it was happening and not quite knowing for sure what it was they were experiencing. That is exactly the reason for the Heart Walk. To educate everyone of the symptoms leading up to and during a heart attack so they know what to do if they or anyone they know is possibly having a heart attack.
I remember being in the hospital with my family right after my Grandma had her heart attack, which ended in a quadruple by-pass. The doctor was next to her hospital bed telling her she had a heart attack and she said to him, ” I didn’t have a heart attack, it didn’t feel like a heart attack.”
She just didn’t know what the warning signs were, and had been ignoring the pain near her shoulder blade for days.
My Grandma will be the one I’ll walk for on May 19th. Walk for the person in your life that has been affected.
|When:||Saturday, May 19, 2012
Gates open: 7:30am
Opening Ceremony: 8:30am
Walk begins: 9:00am
Where: Busch Stadium
Stop by one of our local “Business with Heart” locations in support of this year’s annual Heart Walk. Red, silver and gold hearts may be purchased now through race day for $1, $5 and $10 donations!
Car-X: 18 St. Louis Metro Area locations. Click to find one near you and support this year’s annual Heart Walk!
Club Fitness: Stop by any of the 21 locations in St. Charles County, St. Louis County or Illinois and make a donation for $1, $5, or $10 to support the American Heart Association!
Bandana’s Bar-B-Q: Enjoy a tasty BBQ meal and pick up your red, silver or gold heart today! They’ve got locations all over the St. Louis and Metro East!
St. Louis Galleria: Stretch your legs for a stroll through the St. Louis Galleria, get your shopping fix and help the American Heart Association in our Community! $1, $5 and $10 hearts available for purchase at the following stores inside the St. Louis Galleria: http://www.saintlouisgalleria.com/sales-events