Walk Together, But Apart, in 2nd Virtual AHA Greater Omaha Heart & Stroke Walk

With the cornavirus pandemic continuing to keep Americans distanced, the American Heart Association (AHA, www.OmahaHeartWalk.com) is embracing the new normal and moving its iconic Greater Omaha Heart & Stroke Walk to a virtual platform for the second consecutive year—but with an exclusive twist. Presented locally by Union Pacific, this year’s participants will be invited to walk the brand new, never-before-seen Lake Cunningham trail, as it will be available to AHA Heart & Stroke Walk participants only for the week of the walk!

On Saturday, June 5, Heart & Stroke Walk participants and teams will remain physically apart but together in their efforts to celebrate heart and stroke survivors, encourage physical activity, and raise lifesaving funds for AHA, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all. Get moving at home and around your neighborhoods, follow along with the fun on Facebook (@HeartNebraska), take a walk outside, get the whole family involved with an indoor dance party, try out some new strengthening exercises, create an at-home circuit workout, or do whatever gets you moving for heart health!

“While we are not able to be together in-person for this year’s event, we’re still focused on our main goal—funding groundbreaking research through the passion of walking together to change lives,” said 2021 Heart Walk Chair Chad Beeson, who is president of Tetrad Property Group. “I am honored to serve and play a role in the promise of a better future for younger generations to live a longer, healthier life.”

The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. To register for the virtual Greater Omaha Heart & Stroke Walk, visit www.OmahaHeartWalk.com. Download the Heart Walk mobile app and encourage friends and family to join in via email or social media. On the day of the event, everyone is encouraged to wear their Heart Walk shirts and post pictures and videos to document their activity using #OmahaHeartWalk. Money raised funds research, advocacy, CPR training, and promotion of better health.