David Morris, Executive Director, American Heart Association, and Randy Stone, President, DuPont Mobility & Materials and 2021 Heart Walk Chair, discussed this year’s event, November 7th at Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park. We discussed Delaware’s heart health and its on-going problem with hypertension, smoking and food insecurity. David described and the mission of AHA and how the funds will support their efforts to bring 75% of Delaware within normal numbers by 2024, teach 1 million CPR and expand food programs to bring healthy food to all residents. We spoke about partnerships, AHA teams with businesses to distribute blood pressure cuffs to communities and develop a food rescue app and Randy discussed DuPont’s commitment to heart health, including videos – available to any business – and their support of the annual Heart Walk.
For more information or to register for the November 7th Wilmington Heart Walk visit heart.org/wilmingtonwalk . At heart.org you will also find information about the November 21st Walk at the Rehoboth Bandshell and links to the American Heart Association CPR classes, health tips and other information about their programs.