Each January, a special group of people meet for the Dutchess Ulster Heart Walk Kick-Off Luncheon at Marist College and each year it has been my privilege to emcee the event. Monies raised through the walk help fund the largest non-government funding source for heart and stroke research, the #1 and #4 killers of Americans. In fact, the American Heart Association is currently funding 4 Hudson Valley Researchers with grants totaling 1.2 million dollars.

The AHA celebrated it's 90 Anniversary this year and "Life is Why" they do what they do. Life is the motivating factor behind everything they do. Your life and the lives of your family and friends, my life and the lives of my family and friends, and lives of people we don't even know are why we walk every year in the Dutchess Ulster Heart Walk.

This year, the walks will be at Vassar College on March 14 and at Dietz Stadium on March 21. Last year $419,000 was raised  for the American Heart Association and this year's goal is $425,000, and we can do it.

Join the Wolf and walk with the Townsquare Media of the Hudson Valley Team or create your own team here. When our community comes together, there's no limit to what we can accomplish. Your support helps all hearts. We hope to see you at either, or even both, walks in March!




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