Members of the Green Bay Packers organization will take part in the local American Heart Walk Saturday on the campus of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., with the three-mile walk getting underway at 9:00.
The American Heart Walk is a fund-raising event staged by the American Heart Association (AHA), with local walks being held throughout the country. This year, 750,000 walkers will participate in over 600 events across the United States.
The goal of the Northeast Wisconsin edition of the walk is to raise $175,000, with participants collecting sponsors for their efforts. To date, members of the Packers walking team has raised nearly $10,000 for the AHA.
Prior to the walk, the AHA will be honoring the late Mark Hatley. Hatley, who was entering his fourth season as the Packers' vice president of football operations passed away in July after suffering a heart attack at the age of 54.
The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases in local communities throughout America. These diseases devastate millions of people of all ages and claim nearly 950,000 lives a year.