Sportacus From LazyTown and American Heart Association Join Forces for Heart Walk
LazyTown is set to motivate and inspire the American Heart Association’s youngest Heart Walk participants and their families with the help of Sportacus, the star of the LazyTown television series. Sportacus will appear on Saturday, May 12 at the Omaha-Council Bluffs Heart Walk presented by Physicians Mutual, First National Bank and media sponsor KMTV 3 News Now. The American Heart Association is working with LazyTown to inspire children and their families to get active and learn about heart health.
The Heart Walk will take place at Miller’s Landing on Saturday, May 12 from 7-11 a.m. At 8 a.m., Sportacus will kick-off the Kids Heart Challenge, presented by Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. The half-mile obstacle course for kids 5-12-years-old is back for its third year at the Omaha Heart Walk. Following the Kids Heart Challenge, Sportacus will also be on hand to get kids and their parents jumping, moving and warmed up for the official Heart Walk, starting with a brief Opening Ceremony at 9 a.m.
The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s mission – building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke – in action. Held annually, the walk celebrates those who have made lifestyle changes to improve their heart-health and encourages others to take the pledge to live healthier lifestyles, while raising the funding needed for life-saving research and education. American Heart Association research shows just 30 minutes of walking each day can significantly reduce a person’s risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 5 killers in the United States.