Tuesday, October 20, 2015

American Heart Walk 2015

I have been blogging every Monday's since quite some time now. But I missed yesterday and yes it was a Monday:( Things are always going to be crazy so no more excuses for being busy.

This post is regarding one of those activities that I feel proud for. After participating for Cancer awareness few weeks back, we were raising funds for reducing death and disability from cardiovascular diseases. The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. Their mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke - the nation's No.1 and No.5 killers. The Heart & Stroke Walk celebrates those who have made lifestyle changes and encourages many more to take the pledge to live healthier lifestyles while raising the dollars needed to fund life-saving research and initiatives in the local community. 

Many companies had taken part in this walk and raised a lot of money for research and funding the efforts made by American Heart Association to reduce the death rate by such diseases. We were in a team of 4. This is our team page: http://www.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1126406&team=6521836&emaillogid=8513956776 and we also had a personal page:  http://siliconvalleyheartwalk.kintera.org/manojaya

We did this walk in memory of Komal Didi who recently passed away due to one such heart stroke and in a matter of 45 mins she was no more.  May God rest her soul in peace. This was very unfortunate that it happened to her. And thats what we need to bring awareness in people that this can happen to anyone and at any age. So it is very important for us to build healthier lives and listen to our body and care for our health. We need to change our diets. We need to change our life style and include some physical exercise in our schedule no matter how busy we get. There is a saying in hindi - "Jaan hai toh jahan hai".

I have made some changes in my life style and am also spreading awareness by participating in such events :) I have done my part of passing it forward, will you? 

After reading this, if you think you want to start making changes to your life style, start with these quick tips which might help you move on to healthy living -  Healthy Living Goals

Few pictures from the event: 

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