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Suncoast Heart Walk Invites Participants to Reconnect for Heart Health

American Heart Association Heart Walk composite image with Consult HR Partners logo, little boy in race and QR code for donations to CHRP Team


Sarasota, September 14, 2022 —The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is inviting Sarasota and Manatee County residents back to its premier event to boost physical and mental health through healthy habits while supporting the lifesaving mission.
On Saturday, Nov. 12 at 8 a.m., Suncoast Heart Walk participants and teams are invited to Payne Park to celebrate heart and stroke survivors, raise lifesaving funds, and encourage physical activity. The Suncoast Heart Walk is led by Jennifer Martinez of Consult HR Partners.
“The Heart Walk is a great way for community members from the Sarasota/Manatee area to come together for a common cause and promote health and well-being, said Martinez.  Through everyone’s support, we will continue to achieve our mission to raise awareness and save more lives impacted by heart illness and disease.”
To register, visit From there, participants can stay up to date by downloading the Heart Walk mobile app and encourage friends and family to join in via e-mail or on social media. Those walking on Heart Walk on a path of their own, can follow the festivities through the event hashtag, #SuncoastHW.
The Suncoast Heart Walk is locally sponsored by Quent and Helen Evans Charitable Fund at Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Manatee Memorial Hospital, HCA Florida Healthcare, Consult HR Partners, Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System, Your Honeycomb Inc, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, and ShorePoint Health Venice.
The Suncoast Heart Walk is the signature event of the American Heart Association’s Heart Challenge program which is designed to help companies positively impact employee overall health and wellbeing. The program is anchored in a series of customizable workplace events that inspire employees to be more engaged, reconnect with colleagues, get in their physical activity, support a great cause, and have a lot of fun doing it.

The funds raised at the Heart Walk fund the mission of the American Heart Association to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives while supporting priority issues in Sarasota and Manatee County.  Money raised by Heart Walk participants helps our community through professional training, community education, and research funding. Our work here locally will continue to support the Association’s 2024 Health Equity Impact Goal, reducing barriers to health care access and quality.

To learn more about engaging your workforce through the Heart Walk campaign, or to join Jennifer and other area executives, visit or contact Ursula Myles,, for more information.

About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health, and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.