Altmiller named chair of Mid-Ohio Valley Heart and Stroke Walk

Photo Provided The American Heart Association has named Steve Altmiller as the chair of the 2019 Mid-Ohio Valley Heart and Stroke Walk. Altmiller was the chair of the 2018 event as well.

PARKERSBURG — The American Heart Association has named Steve Altmiller as the chair of the 2019 Mid-Ohio Valley Heart and Stroke Walk.

The event will be held Oct. 17 at Parkersburg City Park with a goal of raising $55,000 for heart and stroke research. Registration begins at 5 p.m. with the walk beginning at 6 p.m.

Altmiller is the president and CEO of WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center. Altmiller was the chair of the 2018 event as well.

“We are ready for another great year for the Heart & Stroke Walk,” said Michelle Loehr, development director for the American Heart Association. “We want everyone in the community to get excited as together we will build upon the success of last year’s event, which was our most successful year to date.”

Registration for the event is free and can be done online now at heart.org/midohiovalleywalk.

The Mid-Ohio Valley Heart & Stroke Walk helps raise funds for research and education in the fight against heart disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 5 killers of Americans.

“We know that the Mid-Ohio Valley community is ready to join us in this fight,” said Loehr. “We want to thank Steve Altmiller and the executive leadership team for helping get this event moving and helping ensure another great success.”

The American Heart Association, based in Dallas, is dedicated to ensuring equitable health for all, collaborating with numerous organizations and millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, advocate for stronger public health policies, and share lifesaving resources and information, AHA officials said.

For more information, visit heart.org or the American Heart Association’s Facebook or Twitter accounts or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.

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