Mayor Whaley teams up with Surgeon General, other mayors to fight heart disease

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley joined Surgeon General Jerome Adams and the U.S. Conference of Mayors for World Heart Day on Sept. 29 for an event to help battle heart disease, according to a release.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors organized a special “Move with the Mayors” walk in Columbia, South Carolina. The goal was to get Americans to take steps to fight heart disease and live longer, healthier lives.

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“Heart disease is a leading cause of death in our community, but the good news is that there are simple things you can do to reduce your risk. Just taking a 30 minute walk every day can help keep your heart healthy,” said Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley.

The Move with the Mayors event is part of a nationwide campaign, led by the National Forum for  Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention, read the release.

“Too many of us can’t do the things we enjoy most because of health limitations, and it will only get worse if we don’t do something for ourselves,” said John Clymer, executive director of the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention.

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“What makes these deaths especially devastating is that heart disease is preventable for most people. That’s why we’re so grateful for the leadership of the United States Conference of Mayors and Surgeon General Adams in helping our nation’s citizens get on the road to better health,” continued Clymer.

The National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention is asking people to make a commitment to their health.

“When you make a commitment to better health, you’re making a commitment to a better life for you and your loved ones. World Heart Day is the perfect day to get started,” he said.

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