Focus on the Delaware Valley, with Lora Lewis

Sundays 6:00am-7:00am

The American Heart Association Heart Walk Returns Download

00:29 Download September 24th

David Morris, Executive Director of the American Heart Association Delaware and Mark Mumford, Chief Executive, Nemours Childrens Health, and 2022 Wilmington Heart Walk Chair, discussed the upcoming walk and the research and services it funds at the American Heart Association.

We talked about heart disease and stroke, the higher than national average rates of coronary and stroke-related deaths in Delaware. We shared our own stories of AHA victories, David learned about his hypertension, Lora about her life-saving stent surgery and Mark, the story of his daughter who was born with a congenital heart defect and his own life-threatening defib. All were resolved through research funded by the AHA.

David reminds us that 80% of cardiovascular disease is preventable and the Wilmington Heart Walk, a part of the Healthy For Good movement, is designed to rally us to live healthier lives with science-based recommendations, tools, tips and motivation to build healthier behaviors, including moving more and walking, adding color to your plate (fruits and vegetables) and knowing your numbers – meaning know your family history and your personal blood pressure and cholesterol baselines.  Their ‘Essential Eight’ is a simple guide to healthier practices, from eating better to getting enough sleep is an easy way to start incorporating better habits into your daily life.

This year’s Walk is Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 8:00AM at Tubman Garrett Park on the Riverfront in Wilmington.  They expect over 5,000 Delaware residents will turn out to support their work, learn about heart disease and stroke while getting a good bit exercise, and to help raise funds for their ongoing efforts.  There will also be family-friendly activities, entertainment, and giveaways

The Heart Walk is a FREE event but donations and fundraising is appreciated.  Mr Mumford notes that Nemours has been a long-time supporter of the walk and that it is important to them to participate in the Walk because they support their employees leading heart-healthy lives and as a leader in cardiovascular care, they want to be at the forefront of this important cause.  Nemours will be fielding a large team at the event.  For more information about the American Heart and Stroke Association and to get Essential Eight tips on preventing cardiovascular disease,  visit Heart.org  and, to register and get more details on the Walk, go to Heart.org/wilmingtonwalk

Podcasts you may like

Do What You Love

I’m Jeff Kurkjian. I’ve hosted morning radio since I was in college at Syracuse University, a stop in beautiful Cleveland, Ohio to now, Las Vegas, Nevada. In radio, we are given the opportunity to talk to some incredible people however, we are held to a time crunch that always made it difficult to really get […]

Play Latest (September 12th)

38 episodes

Second Date Update On The :10s Podcasts

Second Date Update on the :10s: 6:10am, 7:10am and 8:10am with the GetUp Crew on HOT 96.9 You had a first date, it was great, you think a second one is going down but then you hear nothing! But things were going SO WELL….Guess NOT!

Play Latest (November 30th)

752 episodes

War Of The Roses

Presented to you by Plato’s Closet! Enjoy listening to three friends bust some cheaters in the morning…we’ve got you covered. With the MRL Show’s War Of The Roses, we get down and personal with couples who think their significant other is up to something sneaky… Who will be in hot water today? Guess you’ll just […]

Play Latest (December 1st)

253 episodes

PG: Parental Guidance (Needed)

Roxanne and special guests share parenting mishaps and milestones. With crazy schedules for parents and kids and the added distraction of tech everywhere you turn, they are less dishing out parental guidance and more seeking answers on how to parent in today’s world.

Play Latest (November 24th)

157 episodes

Theme Parks and Rec Podcast

Theme park enthusiasts Rachel and Micaela talk all things fun on this podcast based out of Central Florida! With their connections and passion for rides, food, character experiences, and adventure, you will hear the latest theme park buzz and get tips and tricks on how to maximize your experiences. New episodes are available every Thursday!

Play Latest (December 1st)

163 episodes