C.E.O. of HealthSouth’s Rehabilitation Hospital in Texarkana, Harlo McCall, has been named Chairman for the 2017 American Heart Association’s Texarkana Heart Walk happening on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Spring Lake Park.
Harlo McCall, chief executive officer of HealthSouth’s Rehabilitation Hospital in Texarkana has been named chairman of the 2017 American Heart Association’s Heart Walk.
“We are excited to have McCall lead our Heart Walk this year with his extensive background in cardiovascular and stroke care and his long history supporting the American Heart Association | American Stroke Association,” said Samantha Evans, marketing director for the AHA in Texarkana.
McCall has been active with the AHA for a few years and his selection as chairman was a natural fit.
The Heart Walk is scheduled for May 13 in Spring Lake Park, Evans said.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of all Texarkana residents, Evans said. As part of that, awareness campaigns and fundraisers like the annual Heart Walk highlight the efforts of the AHA in Texarkana.
Key to this is the local charity’s efforts to ramp up the number of people who are learning CPR. The cornerstone of the movement is the education of kids in Texas and Arkansas who are required to take CPR training before they graduate from high school.
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team 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 Dallas-based AHA is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of its offices around the country. Follow AHA on Facebook and Twitter.
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