More than 300 Independence associates, family, and friends joined the 2017 Philadelphia Heart Walk on Saturday, November 4 at Citizens Bank Park. Independence is a corporate sponsor for the Heart Walk, the American Heart Association’s premier event for raising funds to save lives from heart disease and stroke. This year’s Walk, chaired by Paul Tufano, chairman and CEO of AmeriHealth Caritas, raised more than $2 million.
Many people are surprised to learn that heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. Every 34 seconds, someone has a heart attack — the #1 killer of Americans. Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke — the #5 killer of Americans. One in three Americans has some form of cardiovascular disease.