Heart walk chairman devoted to healthy hearts, heads

John Woods, the CFO of Union Bank and Chair of the Greater Bay Area Start! Heart Walks taking place in September, works to get people moving to prevent heart disease and stroke. To learn more, visit StartHeartWalk.org.

What is the Start! Heart Walk? This is the largest fundraising event of the American Heart Association. There are about 450 walks around the country and 17 in Northern California alone, including eight in the Bay Area. The purpose is to raise awareness that heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 3 leading causes of death in Americans.

How is Union Bank involved? We’re a national sponsor and have been involved in the Start! Heart Walks for 16 years. We see the well-being of our employees and the communities we serve as a top priority.  Volunteering through programs like the Start! Heart Walk are part of our company’s culture.   

Who should get involved in the Start! Heart Walk?
We essentially want everyone to get involved. Fewer than 1 in 3 American adults engage in regular physical activity.

What will the Heart Walk look like on Sept. 17?
It’s a 5K walk from the Ferry Building to AT&T Park and there will be a festival preceding the walk at Justin Herman Plaza. People can get healthy snacks and information on how to lead healthier lives.

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