The American Heart Association kicked off its 2015 Greater Acadiana Heart Walk, Inspired Living, Inspired Giving Campaign.
Heart disease is by far the number one killer in the United States but it’s 80% preventable.
The goal of the campaign is drop heart disease from the number 1 killer of Americans to the number 2.
The event’s guest speaker Vermilion Parish Superintendent Jerome Puyau donned on a cape to inspire the crowd.
He told them that the most powerful tool to reduce the amount of deaths caused by heart disease is to speak up.
“You have to comfortable in getting the message out for heart disease. It is that important for Acadiana.” said Puyau.
“We can make a difference and change what people are eating and help them the proper choices.”
This year’s heart walk is scheduled for November 7th at Martin Hall on UL’s campus at 8:30am.
You can register for the race online at www.greateracadianaheartwalk.org.