CycleNation photo courtesy of the American Heart Association Submitted
American Stroke Association ride supports brain health & research to eradicate stroke
Submitted by the American Heart Association
More than 100 riders joined together for the American Stroke Association’s CycleNation event Wednesday at ADPRO Sports Training Center. The ride boosts mental and physical health while raising critical funds to stop the cycle of stroke across the nation. Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S., and the leading cause of disability in older age.
CycleNation is a high-energy, indoor stationary cycling event. Teams of four ride stationary bikes in relay format. Each team member rides for 30 minutes. Throughout the evening, riders met stroke survivors, local celebrities and more. Teams raised money to help fund research, education and advocacy programs.
The ride featured teams from 20 companies who came together to pedal for a purpose. Funds raised through CycleNation benefit the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association – the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all.
Each year, approximately 800,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke. While approximately 80% of those who have a stroke will survive, the majority of these will remain with some degree of physical impairment or disability. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans’ research shows that up to 80% of strokes may be prevented. Getting the recommended amount of physical activity is linked to lower risk of diseases, stronger […]
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