Metro Credit Union is excited for this Saturday’s American Heart Association Nebraska (AHA) Omaha Heart Walk to benefit the AHA and their quest to reduce heart disease and stroke in America. We are serving as a presenting sponsor with Metro management and staff participating in the Heart Walk. Metro President, Mike McDermott is serving as a Co-Chair of the event along with UNMC Chancellor, Dr. Jeffrey Gold and Honorary Co-Chair, Nebraska’s own, Dr. Tom Osborne.
This event, located at Miller’s Landing (151 Freedom Park Rd.), promotes healthy living as well as to raise funds for cardiovascular disease. The Heart Walk is family and pet-friendly, featuring a one and three-mile course with a half-mile Kids Heart Challenge obstacle course.
Heart disease affects all ages, both male and female. Congenital heart conditions in babies are the most common in the United States, occurring in 1 out of every 110 births. Heart disease is still the #1 killer of Americans, and it is the #1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths a year. May is American Stroke Month, and stroke is Nebraska’s leading cause of death.
Thanks to the AHA, deaths due to heart disease and stroke have declined 35% in the past decade. So far, Metro Credit Union has raised over $14,000 with our company goal being $16,000. You can help by donating or registering to walk, and you will save lives by providing funds for education and life-saving research.
Gates will open at 7:00 a.m. with the kids walk to follow at 8:00 a.m. Opening ceremonies follow at 9:00 a.m. and the adults hit the pavement at 9:30 a.m. At the walk, make sure to visit the Metro Credit Union tent to pick up snacks and enter for our drawings. You also may spot adorable Odie, Metro Credit Union’s honorary dog, who will be walking to fight heart disease.
Remember to take many pictures and share them on Metro Credit Union’s social media. If you’re on Snapchat, Metro Credit Union will have a special Heart Walk geofilter for you to use and share with your friends and family.
Thank you for doing your part to help fight cardiovascular disease and spreading awareness for this cause.