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Join Drs. Cooper in the 2014 Dallas Heart Walk

Since 1970, Cooper Aerobics’ mission has been preventive medicine, saving thousands of lives by identifying early signs of heart disease. Sharing the mission to improve heart health and end cardiovascular disease and stroke, we’re proud to support American Heart Association.

Nearly 20 years ago, Dr. Kenneth Cooper began the first Dallas Heart Walk with only 450 walkers. The Dallas Heart Walk is now the largest in the nation, with more than 60,000 walkers last year. To commemorate the 20th anniversary, Dr. Kenneth Cooper will lead this year’s walk on Sept. 13 as Honorary Chairman with son, Dr. Tyler Cooper as the 2012-2014 Board President of the Dallas Division of the American Heart Association. Watch the video below with Drs. Cooper and other community leaders honoring the anniversary.


In addition to Dr. Tyler Cooper’s role as Board President, he has personally pledged to fundraise $250,000 and has taken on the role as the Inspired Giving Chair of the Executive Cabinet for the Dallas Heart Walk in honor of his dad’s generous contributions over the years. In this role, Dr. Tyler Cooper has encouraged many influential business leaders in the community to personally contribute to the 2014 Dallas Heart Walk to achieve the goal of $5.5 million.

Earlier this summer, Cooper Aerobics teammates (employees) kicked off fundraising efforts with a pep rally. View photos here. We’ve currently fundraised $66,577 and are on our way to reaching our goal of $100,000. Support the Cooper Aerobics Team by making a donation here and join our team to walk with us on Sept. 13.

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Cooper Cares About Heart Health

October 17, 2013 Leave a comment

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Cooper Aerobics Dallas Heart Walk team. We had a great time at Victory Park on Sept. 7! Thus far we have raised over $85,000 to take a stand against heart disease and stroke, the no. 1 and no. 4 killers of Americans. The American Heart Association—Dallas is accepting donations through Dec. 31. As of right now we are listed at #9 on the list of top fundraising teams! Click here to view our progress or make a contribution.

Cooper Aerobics has a long standing history with the American Heart Association and we represent our support with the saying ‘Cooper Cares About Heart Health‘. Over 65 people represented our team with ‘Cooper Cares About Heart Health’ t-shirts for the Heart Walk this year.

We kicked off our fundraising efforts in July and awarded our teammates (employees) with incentives to help us reach our lofty goal! An even bigger incentive to all teammates, was Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper’s pledge to match our fundraising efforts with a contribution to our own non-profit, The Cooper Institute.

While preparing our team for the Dallas Heart Walk, Dr. Tyler Cooper and other teammates who took initiative to be Team Captains helped us remind everyone why we are fundraising and walking to put  The Names Behind the Numbers.

We walked proud in the largest Heart Walk in the nation just as our very own Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper did in the first Dallas Heart Walk in 1992. Click here to see more photos from the 2013 Dallas Heart Walk and our activities leading up to that special day.

The American Heart Association—Dallas‘ goal is to raise $5.5 million and currently has raised over $4.9 million! See the progress continue here.

The Names Behind The Numbers

The Dallas Heart Walk is a part of Cooper history. Our founder, Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper started the local walk over 20 years ago and each year teammates do their part to walk and raise money for this worthy cause. We’re always looking for people to join us so if you’re in the area we’d love for you to walk with us. And if you need some added motivation this video from Cooper Aerobics CEO Dr. Tyler Cooper is sure to get you moving.

One other reason that gets all of us moving is realizing there are names behind the statistics of heart disease. As Dr. Tyler Cooper mentioned heart disease is the number one killer of Americans and stroke comes in at number 4. And each year over 800,000 people die from these diseases. But behind each stat is  someone’s mom, dad, sister or friend.

Michael Sula

Michael Sula, one of our Heart Walk Team Captains is proud to walk for his grandfather.

Yesterday we had the opportunity to meet with our Dallas American Heart Association representative, Ashley Lindsay, and visit teammates around our campus who are participating in the upcoming Dallas Heart Walk. We took photos of teammates we visited with a sign that read: “I’m walking for….” It was an opportunity to motivate everyone to meet their fundraising goal and remind them of the reason they walk.

Some said, they were walking for “my grandparents, my health, my city.” One said he was walking for his “dad, mother, brother—all victims of the disease.” And others gave specific names—like “Bill” and “Ryan.” This simple act of attaching a name to the disease gives us one more reason to do our best to reduce the number of names behind the statistics. It’s the reason we walk and raise funds.

Linda Mays and JessicaCandy

Jessica Candy and Linda Mays support the Dallas Heart Walk as Cooper Aerobics Team Captains.

Help us meet our fundraising goal here. Every dollar counts!

Who will you walk for? We encourage you to join us. As we mentioned If you live in the Dallas area join our team and register for the Dallas Heart Walk. If you’re not in our area you can find your local walk here.

We’ll see you on Sept. 7 at the Dallas Heart Walk. Make it a heart healthy day!

Save the Date: 2013 Dallas Heart Walk

CooperCares About HeartHealthLace up your sneakers, it’s Heart Walk season! Did you know Dallas is home to the largest Heart Walk in the nation? Did you also know that our Founder and Chairman Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper launched the first Dallas Heart Walk in 1992? We have a lot to celebrate at Cooper Aerobics and we did just that yesterday to kick-off our fundraising efforts for the 2013 Dallas Heart Walk.

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 AHA is a perfect extension of our mission, with both organizations working towards the same goal of fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke—the number one and number four killers of Americans.

The AHA’s signature fundraising event, the Heart Walk, promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun, family oriented environment. In 1992 they started with just 400 walkers, and today, the Dallas Heart Walk is the largest in the nation with more than 50,000 walkers, raising more than $4 million for cardiovascular research.

At our kick-off we celebrated the strides that AHA has made throughout the years and looked ahead to the opportunities for the 2013 Dallas Heart Walk. AHA has set a goal of $5.5 million. To support that goal, Cooper Aerobics pledged to raise $100,000. To join our team or a make donation click here.

Dr. Cooper has made many contributions to AHA and his son, Dr. Tyler Cooper CEO of Cooper Aerobics is continuing the legacy as he serves as the Board President of the AHA Dallas Division through 2014.

Find your local Heart Walk here and take a stand against heart disease. If you are in the Dallas area, we hope to see you walking on September 7!

Cooper Cares about Heart Health

September 6, 2012 Leave a comment

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!