UHealth Joins American Heart Association Heart Walk

Thousands of walkers turned out at Marlins Park for the American Heart Association Heart Walk Miami, an annual event that is held in cities around the nation. Saturday’s walk brought together people from all over South Florida to raise money and celebrate progress made in the fight against the nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers, heart diseases and stroke.

The UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center’s Zumba instructors led the walkers in a rousing warm-up. After the walk, participants were invited to take UHealth Aware assessments to learn their risks for heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea and spine disorders. Mauro Moscucci, M.D., M.B.A., professor and interim Chair of Medicine and Chief of the Cardiovascular Division, led the UHealth Team. The risk assessments were conducted by Malinda Clark, R.N., Director of the UHealth Aware Program, and her team of cardiovascular nurses and UM student nurses.

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