Cooper Cares about Heart Health
If you’re on our Cooper Aerobics campus today, you may have noticed quite a few employees are wearing red. That’s because we’re getting ready for the Dallas Heart Walk, this Saturday, Sept. 8.
Cooper Aerobics is a longtime supporter of the American Heart Association (AHA). At Cooper, our mission for more than 40 years has been preventive medicine, saving thousands of lives from cardiovascular disease. The American Heart Association is a perfect extension of our mission, working towards the same goal of fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke—the number one and number three killers of Americans.
The American Heart Association’s signature fundraising event, the Heart Walk, promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun, family oriented environment. In 1992, Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper chaired the very first Dallas Heart Walk, which attracted some 450 participants and raised $50,000 for the AHA. In 2011 – nearly 20 years later – he served as the Dallas Heart Walk’s Honorary Chair and walked alongside 50,000 participants who helped raise a record-breaking $3.7 million for heart disease and stroke research. That made the 2011 Dallas Heart Walk the largest event in AHA history and one of the top ten charity events in the entire country! To read more about Dr. Cooper’s contributions to the AHA, read this article.
This year, Dr. Tyler Cooper will join his dad, Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, in leading the Heart Walk. We hope to see you walking on Saturday, taking a stand against heart disease and helping save lives!