Independence Blue Cross associates join Philly Heart Walk to help fight heart disease and stroke

By October 31, 2018July 9th, 2020Community Initiatives, Events

Photo credit: Jules Vuotto

More than 450 Independence Blue Cross (Independence) associates, family, and friends raised funds and joined thousands of other walkers at the 2018 Philadelphia Heart Walk on Saturday, October 27 at Citizens Bank Park.

Independence is a corporate sponsor for the Philadelphia Heart Walk, which is part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness and funds to help the American Heart Association build healthier lives free of heart disease and stroke.

This year’s event raised nearly $2 million — the most in the history of the Philadelphia Heart Walk.

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the № 1 killer in the U.S. and worldwide. The organization aims to reduce death and disability from heart disease and stroke by 20 percent by 2020.