WATCH NOW: Lawyers Have Heart Co-Chairs John Harrity, David Jaffe on May 20 10K, 5K and Fun Walk
Heart health is a topic that resonates with people from all walks of life, but for some individuals, it holds an even deeper significance. In a recent interview conducted by Rachel Kirkland of WashingtonExec, the co-chairs for the American Heart Association’s Lawyers Have Heart 10K, 5K, and Fun Walk shed light on the importance of this issue. Co-Founding Partner John Harrity shares a harrowing personal experience of a “widow-maker” heart attack that left him hospitalized for weeks, transforming heart health into a matter of life and death. His story serves as a powerful reminder of the fragility of our cardiovascular systems and the need for proactive measures to safeguard our hearts.
David Jaffe, Dean of Students at the American University Washington College of Law, emphasizes the vital connection between heart health and mental well-being. Jaffe highlights how our emotional and mental states can significantly impact our cardiovascular health, underscoring the importance of addressing both aspects holistically. This interview showcases the multifaceted nature of heart health and the importance of raising awareness about this critical issue.
As the Lawyers Have Heart event approaches on May 20, it serves as a timely reminder for everyone to prioritize their heart health. Whether through participating in the 10K run, the 5K race, or the Fun Walk, individuals can come together to support a cause that affects millions of lives. The personal narratives shared in this interview remind us that heart health is not merely a medical concern but a holistic one, intertwining physical and mental well-being. Let us take inspiration from these stories and make conscious choices to lead heart-healthy lives. And, if you are able, please consider making a donation to ensure a brighter and healthier future for ourselves and our loved ones.
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