- Community joins together at Generation Park to fund life-saving research, change lives -

The American Heart Association is hosting the 2019 Greater Lake Houston Heart Walk at Redemption Square in Generation Park Nov. 2.

Nearly 1 million people participate in over 300 Heart Walks across the nation each year for a singular mission, to cure the number one killer in the United States, heart disease and stroke. Annually, the lives of 219,000 Americans are claimed by stroke and 780,000 by cardiovascular disease. The Heart Walk has been instrumental in providing funding for innovative breakthroughs and new technologies, leading to decreased cardiovascular disease and stroke rates.

“Working in the health-care industry, I understand the need for continual support in the fight against heart disease through funding and awareness. Memorial Hermann Northeast 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,” said Noel Cardenas, vice president of operations for Memorial Hermann and 2019 Heart Walk co-chair.

“The Heart Walk is still focused on its initial assignment, funding groundbreaking research through the passion of walking together to change lives,” said Loan-Anh Kao, general counsel for McCord Development and 2019 Heart Walk co-chair. “Promoting an active, healthy lifestyle is at the core of our vision for Generation Park and I am honored to play a role in the promise of a better future for younger generations and our community right here in Lake Houston.”

The Heart Walk is open to the community and all are welcome to participate and change the story of heart disease and stroke in the Greater Lake Houston area. Individuals and teams who sign up to walk are committed to funding research that keeps hearts beating.

For more information or to register, visit GreaterLakeHoustonHeartWalk.org.