The Huntsville Heart Walk that was set to take place on April 18 has been rescheduled for June 27 as a virtual event.
Here is a statement from Heart Walk Director, Stephanie Cline:
Since the beginning of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the American Heart Association has been closely following the guidance from the CDC and state and local health officials regarding our events. The safety of our guests has been and will continue to be our top priority.
In order to control the spread of the virus, the CDC is recommending postponing events with crowds of 50 for the next eight weeks. As a result, the American Heart Association is postponing the Huntsville Heart Walk scheduled for April 18th. The event has been rescheduled for June 27th.
We thank our incredible team of volunteers who have given so much time and energy to ensure our Huntsville Heart Walk guests have an amazing experience. And, we thank our sponsors and donors, who have generously given through the Huntsville Heart Walk to impact the health in Huntsville.
The funds we raise going forward are critical to our urgent mission: to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Gifts will be used to fund lifesaving research, support health and education initiatives in our community, improve the quality of care in our hospitals, advocate for healthy policies and so much more.
We know that many of you have questions around how the coronavirus impacts individuals with underlying health issues, such as cardiovascular disease. The American Heart Association will continue to update this web page with coronavirus health information and tips to help people keep up their heart healthy habits amid virus concerns.
We are sorry we won’t be seeing you April 18th, and we appreciate your support as we adapt our plans. Please mark your calendars to join us on June 27th! We will be in touch soon!
From the Heart,
Director - Huntsville Heart Walk
American Heart Association