ANZA – Heart or cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death, not only in the U.S., but also worldwide.
Anza Electric employees will join thousands of others around the country May 6 in the effort to stop this killer disease by participating in the American Heart Association’s “Heart Walk.” This fundraising event helps finance educational outreach and research aimed at finding effective treatments to lower the incidence of premature disability and death from heart related illness.
One of every three deaths in the U.S. in 2013 was from heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, while heart disease and stroke were the No. 1 and No. 2 killers worldwide, according to American Heart Association’s 2016 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update.
In the U.S. the data showed cardiovascular diseases claimed 801,000 lives; heart disease killed more than 370,000 people; stroke killed nearly 129,000 people; about 116,000 of the 750,000 people in the U.S. who had a heart attack died; about 795,000 people had a stroke, the leading preventable cause of disability; among African-American adults, 48 percent of women and 46 percent of men have some form of cardiovascular disease and African-American have nearly twice the risk for a first-ever stroke than whites.
All walkers will receive a free Team Anza T-shirt and are encouraged to consider donating through the Team Anza website. A link to the donation site is located on www.anzaelectric.org.