ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The New Mexico Heart walk is helping our state fight and become a champion for health, and well-being. Join AHA on August 27, for the annual #NMheartWalk.

The New Mexico Heart Walk is a great way to boost physical and emotional health while greatly impacting New Mexico communities and saving lives. “Heart disease in New Mexico is one of the leading killers of New Mexicans, we want to improve that,” said Victor Segura, CEO-New Mexico/CPR2UNM.LLC.

Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association has developed into the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease.

Did you know that cardiovascular disease occurs every 39 seconds and is the No. 1 killer of all Americans? Heart disease also kills more women than all forms of cancer combined.

The walk will start at 8 a.m. sign-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug.27. People can join individually or as a team. There will be five different walks taking place all over the state.

Locations

Albuquerque:
Mesa Del Sol Aperture Center
5700 University Blvd SE, Ste 300
Albuquerque, NM
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Rio Rancho
Campus Park
2516 King Blvd NE
Rio Rancho, NM
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Artesia
Artesia General Hospital
702 North 13th St
Artesia, NM
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Cuba
St. Francis of Assisi Park Trail
31-51 NM-126
Cuba, NM 87103
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Roswell
Location: TBD
Roswell
New Mexico

The fundraising goal is to raise $180,000. For more information to donate/sign up for the race visit their website.