New in 2022 the Iowa Heart Foundation has launched an "Iowa Has Heart" campaign to promote heart health across the state of Iowa.
Ottumwa Has Heart 5K
The first event of the campaign was held in Ottumwa in April 2022. The "Ottumwa Has Heart" 5K Run/Walk raised $10,000. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Iowa and Wapello is one of the most impacted counties. Proceeds for the event will support heart health initiatives in southeast Iowa.
Fort Dodge Has Heart 5K
A similar event will take place in Fort Dodge on Saturday, September 17th with proceeds supporting heart health iniaitives in the Fort Dodge area. For more information visit our Upcoming Events page.
World Heart Day! - September 29th
World Heart Day is a global campagin during which individuals, families, and communities, and governments around the world participate in activities to take charge of their heart health and that of others.