Dr. Kathy Hart named chair of 2018 Heart & Stroke Walk
June 27, 2018
Dr. Kathy Hart, superintendent/president of San Joaquin Delta College, will serve as chair for the 2018 San Joaquin Heart & Stroke Walk on Sept. 29, the local San Joaquin Division of the American Heart Association has announced.
Heart & Stroke Walk teams and sponsors are already signing up for the annual event. Walkers are welcome to join or donate to Dr. Hart’s team at Delta College. Or they can form their own teams. Funds raised from the event will go toward the American Heart Association’s overall goal to help fund research and find better ways to treat and prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke.
“I am absolutely delighted to serve as this year’s Heart & Stroke Walk chair,” said Dr. Hart. “And I hope our community will support this event in the fantastic way it has in the past.”
Nationally, the American Heart Association is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Heart Walk. Locally, the Heart & Stroke Walk — a non-competitive 5K walk/run — is the largest local community event for the American Heart Association. There will be a one-mile course for heart disease and stroke survivors. Families, friends, kids, and dogs on leashes are all welcome to join the fun and festivities including a VIP area for Top-Walkers, blood pressure screenings, Hands-Only CPR training, and more.
The Heart & Stroke Walk is part of the American Heart Association’s Healthy For Good movement to inspire lasting change in one’s health and life, one small step at a time. The movement is centered around four pillars to encourage healthy behaviors: Eat smart. Add color. Move more. Be well.
Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome, including survivors of heart disease and stroke, and corporate teams. To sign up, visit SanJoaquinHeartWalk.org or contact the local American Heart Association’s San Joaquin County Division at (209) 477-2683.
What: San Joaquin Heart & Stroke Walk
When: Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. Registration at 8 a.m., 5K walk/run at 9:30 a.m.
Where: University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton
Who: Anyone is welcome to sign up. Register online at www.SanJoaquinHeartWalk.org
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke — the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call the local office at (209) 477-2683. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Dr. Kathy Hart
Dr. Kathy Hart was named the 10th superintendent/president of San Joaquin Delta College in 2012, following an extensive nationwide search. First hired at Delta College in 1994 as Assistant Division Chair for Communication Skills, she was later promoted to Dean of Planning, Research and Regional Education and then to Vice President of Instruction before taking the top position. She is an advocate for community colleges across the state, serving on the California Community College Athletics Association Board of Directors, to cite one example. Hart is also known for her community involvement, including her service on the Stockton Arts Commission, the Stockton Symphony Board of Directors and the Haggin Museum Board of Trustees, as well as a number of business and civic organizations.