Lowcountry Heart Walk expected to raise $1M to save lives

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Lowcountry Weekend) - The American Heart Association’s 2023 Lowcountry Heart Walk returns to Brittlebank Park this Saturday with a big goal in mind.

Organizers want to raise more than $1 million for the fourth straight year with those funds going to cardiovascular education and life-saving research.

Participants should arrive at Brittlebank Park at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Supporters and survivors are invited to attend and raise funds to support cardiovascular research and education.

The Lowcountry Heart Walk raises awareness that walking 30 minutes a day greatly reduces your risk of heart disease and stroke, which are the No. 1 and No. 5 killers in the United States. More than one in three adults in South Carolina have some form of cardiovascular disease.

Matt Brewer, chair of the 2023 Lowcountry Heart Walk, and chief executive officer and president of Choate Construction, says it’s a known fact that people in the south don’t always make the healthiest decisions.

“That is why organizations like the American Heart Association and events like the Lowcountry Heart Walk are so important,” he says. “What an incredible opportunity for our community to come together to gain the knowledge and resources needed to create longer, healthier lives.”

To register as a team or individual for the Lowcountry Heart Walk, go to www.LowcountrySCHeartWalk.org.

Patrick Phillips

Patrick joined the Live 5 News team in October 2006.