Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, claiming more lives than AIDS, breast cancer and lung cancer combined. The Women on the Move program is coming to an end, 8 weeks of training and education to help women reduce their risk of heart disease. It’s an impressive program with over 100 women in the Wednesday evening program this year. Nordic Walking was one of the training choices and we’ve had so much fun introducing these women to the fun and fitness advantages of using poles. Healthy bodies, healthy hearts and new friends are the result of their 8 weeks of hard work.
It all gets celebrated on Saturday July 23 at Lake Nokomis at the Heart of Summer 5K Race. It is one of the most inspirational and unique events you’ll ever experience. It is a day of hope and accomplishment as we celebrate survivors, honor lives lost, and continue the mission to educate women about the role of health and fitness in the prevention of heart disease. We’d love to have you join us on the walk. Bring your poles or borrow a pair (free with ID) right at the start line. It promises to be a beautiful morning walk around the lake.
Just so you know, 100% of the proceeds from the event stay in the community.