The American Heart Association will host the 2019 Greater Hartford Heart Walk on Saturday morning, October 19 at Hartford’s Bushnell Park.  Over 2,000 supporters and survivors of heartGREATER HARTFORD TAKING STEPS OCTOBER 19TH TO COMBAT HEART DISEASE disease and stroke are expected to attend and raise funds to support cardiovascular research and education.

Activities begin at 9 a.m. Attendees can enjoy family friendly activities, a kid’s zone with entertainment, and live music.  The Heart Walk kicks-off at 10 AM with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  The route will consist of three 1-mile loops within Bushnell Park.  Leashed pets are welcomed.  The Heart Walk is a rain or shine event.

Sponsored by Hartford HealthCare and Stanley Black & Decker, the chairperson of the 2019 GREATER HARTFORD TAKING STEPS OCTOBER 19TH TO COMBAT HEART DISEASEHeart Walk is Hartford Hospital President Bimal Patel. As chair, Patel is calling on the region’s business leaders, volunteers, survivors, and walkers to join the Heart Walk movement to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular disease and stroke—the #1 and #5 leading causes of death in the United States. *

“As president of a hospital which provides cardiac care to people across the region, I understand the need for continual research and support in the fight against heart disease through funding and awareness,” said Patel, who also serves as Hartford HealthCare senior vice president. “Hartford Hospital is committed to helping people live healthier lives by supporting the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk.  We are joining together to advance their lifesaving mission of reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease while encouraging a culture of physical activity.”

If you would like to register as a team or join the Heart Walk as an individual visit:

For more information contact the American Heart Association at (203) 303-3340. Registration is free. Individuals who raise $100 or more receive a T-shirt.