HEART’s mission is to provide an opportunity for heart patient runners and walkers of all abilities and their families to meet, support, and form lasting friendships with others who have taken control of their lives after being diagnosed and treated for life threatening heart conditions. By example we actively promote the idea that athletic training beyond basic fitness levels can make a big difference in many heart patients' long term survival while maximizing their quality of life.


  • That others with similar conditions have safely returned to active lifestyles
  • That sports participation can be a healthy and rewarding aspect of an individual’s life, despite adjustments that may be imposed by condition, treatment, or medically necessary activity modification
  • To follow prescribed treatment and activity regimens
  • To set and achieve goals under the guidance of members’ personal physicians
  • To focus on possibilities instead of limitations
  • To define sport success in terms of personal achievement within the constraints of personal circumstances
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