The Central Iowa Heart Walk Set For May 1st 2021

With the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic keeping more Americans at home, the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is encouraging the community to walk where they are during its iconic Central Iowa Heart Walk Experience on May 1, 2021.

The Central Iowa Heart Walk is a fun and meaningful way to celebrate heart and stroke survivors, raise lifesaving funds and encourage physical activity. This format allows everyone to continue to have fun and support the Association’s lifesaving mission, while adapting to spending more time at home.

Central Iowa Heart Walk participants and teams are invited to get moving at their workplace, home or around the neighborhood, or favorite local trails and areas.

To register, visit From there, participants can stay up to date by downloading the Heart Walk mobile app and encourage friends and family to join in via e-mail or on social media. On the day of, everyone is encouraged to wear their Heart Walk shirt (or red) and post pictures and videos to document your activity using #DSMHeartWalk and tagging @americanheartassociation or @AHAIowa on social media.

The Central Iowa Heart Walk is locally sponsored by Tri-City Electric.

The funds raised from the Central Iowa Heart Walk go towards research, advocacy, CPR training and to promote better health in our community. Visit to learn more.