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Heart Walk Volunteer Opportunities (for non-runners!)

  • 14 Nov 2009
  • 8:30 AM - 12:59 PM
  • National Mall

Heart Walk Event
 (for non-runners!)

The Start! Heart Walk, the American Heart Association’s premier fundraiser, gives people an opportunity to improve their health through walking while helping fund the fight against heart disease and stroke.  Money raised from the Start! Greater Washington Region Heart Walk goes towards cardiovascular disease education and research.  Volunteering will highlight AHA’s cause initiatives, including the Go Red for Women, Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Power to End Stroke campaigns.

Heart Disease Facts:
Heart disease and stroke are the no. 1 and no. 3 killers of people in the United States today. Heart disease kills more people annually than the next five causes of death combined.

DC Statistics:
The District of Columbia is ranked as the 44th worst state in terms of prevalence of Cardiovascular diseases which include conditions such as high blood pressure and cholesterol. It is the 49th worst for coronary heart disease. And it's not just adults - DC's children have some of the highest rate of obesity in the nation. So clearly, we have our work cut out for us.

Volunteer Opportunities:

REGISTRATION: Greet and sign in participants. Distribute goody bags.

REFRESHMENTS: Set up and distribute snacks and water to all walkers.

ROUTE MARSHALS: Direct walkers to stay on the course.

BANNERS & SIGNS: Hang and post banners & signs

VOLUNTEER CHECK-IN: Sign in and direct volunteers to their stations. Set up refreshments for volunteers.

GREETERS AND CHEERERS: Greet walkers and lead them to registration. Cheer them on and give directions throughout the day.

SET UP/BREAK DOWN: Assist with setting up and/or tearing down tables, materials and refreshments before and after the event.

**If interested in volunteering, please e-mail Mariel Lim at m_lim95@yahoo.com and Orfa Torres at orfa.torres@gmail.com.**

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