Celebrating Southwest Floridians
Our salute to the residents, businesses and organizations of Southwest Florida’s island coast who make the community special
More than 6,000 people are expected to increase awareness and raise money to fight heart disease and stroke by taking part in Lee Heart Walk. It’s set for Saturday, Dec. 9 at 9 a.m. at Centennial Park, 2000 W. First St. in Fort Myers. The chair for this year’s walk is Dr. Salvatore Lacagnina of Lee Health.
The 3-mile walk has no registration fee, but donations will be ac cepted. It’s open to all ages—walkers, runners, children in strollers and leashed pets are welcome to participate. Pre-walk activities begin at 8 a.m. There will be a “kids’ zone,” treats and water stations for pets, sponsor booths, heart health information and give-a-ways.
The money raised allows the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to provide professional and community education, as well as critical research yielding medical advances such as cardiac catheterization, open-heart surgery, angioplasty, pacemakers and CPR. For more information, check out leeheartwalk.org.