March 19, 2018

Kerr Russell kicks off American Heart Association Heart Walk involvement

Proceeds from the Metro Detroit Heart Walk go directly to the AHA for cardiovascular research and heart health educational programs, locally and nationwide. During its 24-year history, the Metro Detroit Heart Walk has hosted more than 12,000 attendees annually and raised more than $17 million dollars.

“I’m honored to be part of this important effort,” notes Bank. “Kerr Russell opened its doors in Detroit in 1874, and we’ve been committed to the city and this region ever since. I can’t imagine a better way of showing our appreciation than by helping create a broad-reaching culture of wellness to ensure the vitality of everyone who lives here. I’m excited to collaborate with M. Roy Wilson [President of Wayne State University] and Wright Lassiter, III [President and CEO of Henry Ford Health System], my fellow cabinet members, and the AHA team in this essential work.”

The Executive Cabinet is chaired by Wilson and Lassiter. The American Heart Association‘s metro Detroit Heart Walk executive leadership team invited other metro Detroit executives to join the cabinet and thereby cultivate and sustain a culture of health in Detroit, support communities where the healthy choice is the easy choice, and help employees and customers live longer, fuller, healthier lives. The work of the cabinet will be to raise friends, funds, and awareness and to bolster the health and welfare of everyone in and around southeast Michigan.

About American Heart Association/American Stroke Association …

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 association 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 or any of our offices around the country.