On September 15th, hundreds of employees from Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and the other medical groups that make up Atrius Health (Dedham Medical Associates, Granite Medical Group, Southboro Medical Group, South Shore Medical Center and Reliant Medical Group) participated in the Boston Heart Walk. This is the sixth year in a row our staff and their families and friends have teamed up to raise funds for the lifesaving research, education and advocacy efforts of the American Heart Association.
The Esplanade in Boston was packed with people of all ages as well as lots of four-legged family members. Although the skies opened up early, the sun came out just in time for walkers to hit the 1-, 2- or 6-mile routes around the Charles River. Before walking, individuals who have survived a cardiovascular surgery, heart attack, cardiac arrest or a stroke were honored with thunderous applause on the Hatch Shell stage with a special “Red Cap Wave.”
Atrius Health supports the American Heart Association’s mission is to build healthier lives, free from cardiovascular disease and stroke. Heart disease remains our nation’s #1 killer, while stroke is the #4 killer and leading cause of serious, long term disability. The good news is that 80% of heart disease and stroke can be prevented! Learn how to protect yourself with Life’s Simple 7.