Peters Named Chair Of New Orleans Heart Walk
NEW ORLEANS — Dr. Mark Peters, CEO at East Jefferson General Hospital, is serving as chairman of the American Heart Association’s 2016 New Orleans Heart Walk, which will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2016, at Champions Square.
Dr. Peters and local executives will lead Greater New Orleans residents, survivors and businesses on the road to reduce disability and death from the country’s No. 1 leading cause of death – heart disease.
The Heart Walk is held to raise funds to support the American Heart Association and to inspire people to take that first step in improving cardiovascular health or celebrate successes in improving their health.
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. The organization teams up with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.