Levi J. Scheppers, chief executive officer of OrthoNebraska has stepped into the role of Executives with Heart Chairperson for the 2023 Greater Omaha Heart & Stroke Walk with the American Heart Association (AHA) Nebraska (heart.org/Nebraska).

Scheppers issued his challenge to more than 20 business leaders in the Greater Omaha community, asking them to make a personal commitment to donate or raise $5,000 for the Heart Walk. The executives who accept the challenge will be highlighted at this year’s Walk on May 20.

On Saturday, May 20 at 9 a.m., Walk participants and teams are invited to Miller’s Landing to celebrate heart and stroke survivors, raise lifesaving funds and encourage physical activity. This year’s theme, Why I Walk, invites participants to walk on the event path or to create a path of their own.

To register, visit www.OmahaHeartWalk.com. From there, participants can stay up to date by downloading the Heart Walk mobile app and encourage friends and family to join in via e-mail or on social media.

The Greater Omaha Heart & Stroke Walk, hosted by the American Heart Association, is sponsored by media sponsor NRG Media. The funds raised from the Walk go toward research, advocacy, CPR training and to promote better health in support of the Association’s 2024 Health Equity Impact Goal, reducing barriers to health care access and quality. Visit www.heart.org/Nebraska to learn more.