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Mayor Fischer, Kindred CEO to speak at Heart Walk Leadership Breakfast

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 26, 2012) — Mayor Greg Fischer and Kindred Healthcare CEO, Paul Diaz, will address more than 120 of Louisville’s top executives on Tuesday, March 27, at the Kentuckiana Heart Walk Executive Leadership Breakfast at the Louisville Marriott Downtown (Grand Ballroom, 280 West Jefferson Street). This annual breakfast is the launch platform for the 2012 Kentuckiana Heart Walk, the largest non-profit event in Louisville.

During the breakfast, Mayor Fischer will provide updates to his Healthy Hometown initiative, while Paul Diaz and other executives will discuss the importance of building heart- healthy programs throughout Kentuckiana’s business community. Additional speakers include Greg Capito, VP Human Resources for GE Home & Business Solutions and 2012 Heart Walk Chair; Cary Hearn, VP of Wealth Management for BB&T and Chairman of the Kentuckiana AHA Board; and Eddie Martin, Jr., Chief Marketing Officer for GE Appliances.

The 2012 Kentuckiana Heart Walk is Saturday, September 22, 2012, and the fundraising goal is $900,000. For additional details on the Heart Walk, visit heart.org/KentuckianaHeartWalk.

The breakfast will be held on Tuesday, March 27, from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women in Kentucky. Accounting for nearly 30% of all deaths, cardiovascular disease kills more Kentuckians than the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer.

Healthcare costs remain a leading concern for Kentuckiana businesses. In fact, heart disease alone costs American business an estimated $265 billion annually, and 60% of CEOs site health care as their No. 1 cost pressure. The American Heart Association understands this pressure and created My Heart. My Life. to be a part of the solution.

My Heart. My Life. is the American Heart Association’s groundbreaking campaign to help Americans live a healthier lifestyle through increased physical activity and healthy eating to reduce risk of heart disease and stroke. Healthier associates mean lower healthcare costs for their employers, and My Heart. My Life. provides the needed tools for employers to encourage their staff to live healthier lives.

For more information on My Heart. My Life., visit heart.org.