Fairfield resident serves as chair for American Heart Walk

Bob Conklin

Bob Conklin

The Westchester-Fairfield Region American Heart Association (AHA) has announced that Fairfield resident, Bob Conklin will serve as the volunteer Chairperson of the Fairfield County Heart Walk & Run event, set for Sunday, Oct. 25 at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport. The Heart Walk is the AHA’s biggest regional event with nearly 1,000 participants walking to support AHA programs and research. For the first time, this year’s event will include a 5K-run.

Conklin, the New York Metro Assurance Leader at PwC, is a long-time American Heart Association volunteer, serving in many AHA volunteer leadership roles including chair of the highly successful Wall Street Run & Heart Walk in NYC, and member of the AHA’s New York City Board of Directors.

As event chair, Conklin will appeal to local businesses and community leaders to sponsor and form teams to join the Heart Walk and support the AHA’s life-saving mission.

“The American Heart Association has been on the forefront of groundbreaking research, development, and technologies; new legislation; youth education; and so many other incredible initiatives. I feel very grateful to be part of such a wonderful organization,” said Conklin.

The Heart Walk is part of a year-round program to help employees get healthier. The AHA also awards worksites who support healthier behaviors at work through the Fit Friendly Worksite program. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the U.S., and physical inactivity doubles the risk. Applications for the program are available online under workplace resources at ffc.heart.org.

Companies interested in supporting the Heart Walk with sponsorship or teams should contact Kevin Byrne at [email protected] or by calling 914-640-3262. Registration is open for the Heart Walk online at www.fairfieldcountyheartwalk.org.

The Heart Walk is sponsored nationally by Subway, and locally by Cause Sponsor, Stamford Hospital; Regional Chain of Survivor Sponsor, Westchester Medical Center Hospital; Frontier Communications; PwC; Stop & Shop; and Media Sponsors 95.9 Fox Radio and the Hour Newspaper.

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