New River Valley Heart Walk goes digital

New River Valley News

Courtesy: Daniel Reche

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) –The American Heart Association is moving its New River Valley Heart Walk online amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Now, more than ever, we’re all looking for ways to connect with others, stay active, and stay encouraged. This digital format allows everyone to continue to have fun and support our lifesaving mission while adapting to spending more time at home. We are grateful for the support from our community and can’t wait to see how everyone makes the Heart Walk their own.”

Elizabeth Vail, Senior Development Director for the American Heart Association

The New River Valley Heart Walk Digital Experience is a way to celebrate heart and stroke survivors, raise funds, and encourage physical activity.

On Saturday, October 17, area Heart Walk participants and teams will not physically meet, but are invited to get moving at home or around the neighborhood starting at 10 a.m.

Heart Walk participants and teams can do activities such as walking outside, performing other exercises, or even having a dance party that follows social distancing guidelines.

To register for the New River Valley Heart Walk Digital Experience, visit 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. On the day of, participants are encouraged to wear their Heart Walk shirt and post pictures and videos to document your activity using #NRVheartwalk.

The funds raised from the New River Valley Heart Walk go towards research, advocacy, CPR training and to promote better health. You can visit to learn more.

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