The Rutherford American Heart Association held its annual Heart Walk this past Saturday, September 22, 2018 on the Greenway at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic. A record-breaking crowd of over 1,000 Rutherford County citizens laced up their sneakers and joined together to raise over $100,000 to fight heart disease and stroke. Fundraising efforts for the Rutherford Heart Walk are still ongoing at www.RutherfordHeartWalk.org. Several local companies participated in the event and multiple community teams joined in to support and inspire heart-healthy living.
Saint Thomas Rutherford was recognized as the organization who raised the most funds for the event while encouraging healthy lifestyles. The MTSU Nursing Department won the popular Company T-shirt Contest while Adient boasted the largest team with over 270 walkers. Prior to the start of the walk, attendees participated in family friendly activities such as fun fitness and warm up demonstrations, an exciting Kids Zone, a Top Dog contest, heart-pumping music from a live band, and much more. Additionally, “heartwalkers” learned life-saving Hands-Only CPR and even got their blood pressure checked.
Rutherford’s Healthy For Good™ Heart Walk, sponsored by Vanderbilt Heart, is part of The American Heart Association’s Healthy For GoodTM movement which encourages Americans to lead healthier lives by delivering science-based recommendations, tools, tips and motivation to build healthier behaviors. Healthy For Good comes to life each year in 300 American cities when it is celebrated at the Healthy For Good Heart Walk.