Senomyx Beats the Heat during the 2012 San Diego Heart Walk

October 10, 2012 Senomyx Health and Wellness

Senomyx American Heart Association San DiegoOn September 15th, possibly the hottest day of the year in San Diego, Senomyx employee Sarah H. led a dedicated group of employees and friends to the finish line of the 2012 San Diego Heart Walk 5K.  The 100-degree heat did not stop thousands of San Diegans from gathering in the beautiful and historic Balboa Park.  (San Diego is lucky to have a great temperate climate – we’re not used to three-digit temperatures!)  The participants were motivated by a common goal of supporting healthier lives and contributing to the fight against cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

The Heart Walk benefits the American Heart Association (AHA). Current targets for AHA include improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent, while also reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent, by 2020.  The AHA works towards these goals by promoting the following life-saving activities:

  • Improving patient care
  • Advocating for better health
  • Reaching out to populations at risk
  • Raising awareness
  • Protecting the future
  • Educating Americans

AHA’s programs are focused on children, as well as adults.  Nearly one in three children and teens in the United States is overweight or obese. As a result, more kids than ever before are developing high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and type 2 diabetes.  The AHA is helping kids develop lifelong healthy habits and working to make sure that today’s children can grow up to be tomorrow’s healthy adults.

At Senomyx we share the concerns about childhood and adult obesity. We applaud the work done by the AHA and we support their important goals!

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