More than 3,200 participants helped support the American Heart Association's efforts in Southern Nevada by attending the 2007 Las Vegas Start! Heart Walk. The Oct. 13 event, which raised more than $350,000 for the charity, was held at Exploration Park in the 3,500-acre master-planned community of Mountain's Edge in the southwestern valley.
Participants enjoyed the Heart Walk as well as other activities, including a Fun Fair. Those in attendance were able to learn more about heart-healthy living through AHA educational pavilions such as one devoted to children's heart information called Healthier Generation.
"We were thrilled that so many people came out for the race and helped raise significant funds and awareness in the fight against cardiovascular disease, which is our nation's No. 1 killer," said Jason Belland, director of business development for the American Heart Association. "Along with the benefits of the walk itself, people who came out for the race were able to learn about the power of leading a more active lifestyle and how that plays in significantly decreasing the risk of heart disease and stroke."
The $350,000 raised by the Las Vegas Start! Heart Walk will support heart and stroke research as well as public and professional education programs.
The Las Vegas Start! Heart Walk not only raises funds to support lifesaving research, but elevates awareness that heart disease is the leading cause of death and disability in Clark County and across the nation.
Those wanting to learn more about events at Mountain's Edge can visit the development's Home Search Café, located at the community's entrance on Buffalo Drive and Blue Diamond Road. The Café is open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
For more information, call 898-5777 or visit mountainsedge.com.