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Leading the Fight Against Heart Disease and Stroke in the Twin Cities

On average, someone dies of cardiovascular disease every 38 seconds and of a stroke every 3.7 minutes. Across the country, cardiovascular diseases claim more lives each year than all forms of cancer combined.

To help make a positive change, more than 2,500 UnitedHealth Group employees in the Twin Cities joined the American Heart Association’s Twin Cities Heart Walk on May 18. Now in its 25th year, the Heart Walk raises funds toward curing heart disease and stroke.

UnitedHealth Group participants enjoyed games and activities, participated in opening ceremonies and completed either a 1- or 3-mile walk in downtown Minneapolis.

Philip Kaufman, UnitedHealthcare health plan CEO for Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota served as the event chair for this year’s Twin Cities event. UnitedHealth Group has raised more than $334,000 and is in the running to be the top fundraising company nationwide.

Funds raised from this event will be used to improve patient care; reach at-risk populations plus advocate, educate and raise awareness about heart disease and stroke.

To learn more, visit the Twin Cities Heart Walk page.