This year marks the 40th anniversary of the popular Wall Street Run & Heart Walk. An initiative by the American Heart Association set up to raise awareness of heart disease and educate people about maintaining healthy hearts.
The initiative also helps to fund lifesaving science: science that can create artificial heart valves, prevent a stroke, correct heart defects in newborn babies, and hopefully – someday – find a cure for high blood pressure.
Due to COVID-19 the event cannot take place as normal this year… however that doesn’t mean it’s not taking place at all. It is – but in a virtual social-distancing style! And we are proud to get involved as part of the Omnicom Health Group team.
The event will launch on 14 May with activities including a virtual leader-board, training tips, and healthy living resources to look after yourself and loved ones whilst social distancing. It will culminate on 19 June, when everyone will be encouraged to walk/run 5km around their gardens, or local areas… wherever they are social distancing.
Over the next month we’ll be sharing photos of TPS team members getting ready for the Run & Heart Walk. If you’re also taking part, we can’t wait to “see” you participating virtually to help celebrate this excellent event in its milestone year!
If you’d like to donate to the American Heart Association, you can do so here.