first_img Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell According to American Heart Association research, about 2,300 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, that’s an average of 1 death every 38 seconds.Alarming? Yes, but there’s more.• Cardiovascular disease, listed as the underlying cause of death, accounts for nearly 836,546 deaths in the United States. That’s about 1 of every 3 deaths in the U.S. Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like Heart Walk to raise funds for American Heart Association Thursday The 2019 Pike County Heart Walk to benefit the American Heart Association is set for Thursday at the Troy Recreation… read more Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img Heart Walk to raise ‘funds for life’ Thursday •Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives each year than all forms of cancer and Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease combined.If those statistics aren’t sobering for Americans, then what?Jimmy Phillips is a volunteer and strong supporter of the annual Pike County Heart Walk, which is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 10:36 pm Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The AMA is saving lives every day but there are still too many people who die from heart disease, Phillips said. “The funds raised by the Pike County Heart Walk are used primarily for research into the treatments and cures for heart disease,” Phillips said. “The money we raise here in Pike County is sent to Nashville and only 7.7 percent goes to administrative expenses. The other percentage goes to research and other programs that help reduce the number of deaths from heart disease and stroke and to make life better for those who are living with heart conditions.”Phillips said those who are living with heart disease and stroke are benefitting from the research that has been done.“But we have to do our part,” Phillips said. “In 2008, I had a problem with my heart. My left ventricle was packed like cement and there was nothing that could be done. The feeder veins would have to take care of that problem. Then in 2010, I had two strokes and probably a third. Email the author I had to take better care of myself.”Phillips said the key to taking better care of himself goes back to the fork and knife.“A lot is determined by what you put on your plate, and exercise,” he said. “We have to do our part to be heart healthy.”And, those who attend the 2019 Pike County Heart Walk from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday at the Troy Sportsplex will have opportunities to learn more about ways to prevent heart attacks and strokes, have blood pressure checks and visit with physicians who will answer questions about physical problems and concerns related to heart disease and stroke. Participants will also have the opportunity to make donations to the American Heart Association.The Pike County community can do something most important Thursday night by supporting the fight against heart disease and stroke, Phillips said. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more