Metro Detroit Heart, Stroke Walk & 5K, Heart Association to Fund Research

The Metro Detroit Heart Walk is back in-person and focused on funding the mission to cure heart disease and stroke sponsored by Henry Ford Health and HAP.

Each day, about 2,150 Americans from heart disease- The No. 1 killer in the United States. Stroke, the No. 5 killer and leading cause of severe disability, claims the lives of nearly 219,000 each year. Since the inception of the Heart Walk, mortality rates from cardiovascular disease and stroke have plummeted by 45 percent. Although there have been great strides made in how heart disease and stroke are diagnosed and treated, there is far more work to be done. The Heart Walk funds research to deliver progressive, life-saving science as big solutions to a big problem.

The American Heart Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. This year’s Metro Detroit Heart Walk is co-chaired by, Denise Brooks-Williams, Senior Vice President and CEO North Market for Henry Ford Health, and Michael Genord, President and CEO Health Alliance Plan, Executive Vice President Henry Ford Health System.

The non-competitive, Heart Walk is still focused on its initial assignment, funding groundbreaking research and lifesaving programs through the passion of walking together to change lives. Walkers can choose a 1-mile or 3-mile walk.

The event will begin from 9-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 4 at Ford Field, 2000 Brush Street.

Heart Walk participants are dedicated and committed to progressing life-saving science. Since 1993, nearly 1 million people walk each year for a singular mission, to cure heart disease and stroke. Metro Detroit Heart and Stroke Walk & 5K is among 300 Heart Walks held in communities across the nation. Individuals and teams can register for the Metro Detroit Heart and Stroke Walk & 5K by visiting


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