AHA Heart Walk of McLean County 2021

Register today for the 2022 McLean County Heart Walk! Walk for those who are living with heart disease and the effects of stroke, and raise funds to support the mission of the American Heart Association.

The American Heart Association Heart Walk of McLean County is a one-of-a-kind experience to join together with friends, family and colleagues to get moving and focusing on improved health, all while helping to defeat heart disease and stroke. Don’t wait! Get registered today and let’s take our next steps together to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.

McLean County Heart Walk
Sunday, September 26th
Illinois Wesleyan University (1312 Park St. in Bloomington)
2pm Check-In | 3pm Start

Raise funds AND raise heartbeats. Download the Heart Walk App and join the Move More Challenge leading up to the Heart Walk on September 26th.

Sign up at www.mcleancountyheartwalk.org

Blogs

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