COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – NBC4 is a proud sponsor of the 2022 Central Ohio Heart Walk! 

Join NBC4 at 5 Anchor Jennifer Bullock and NBC4 at 5 Anchor Jerod Smalley as they emcee the event with thousands of walkers in Downtown Columbus. 

The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, invites central Ohio back to the Heart Walk, its premier event, to boost physical and mental health through healthy habits while supporting its lifesaving mission.

The Heart Walk will take place on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, at McFerson Commons Park.

Central Ohio Heart Walk 
McFerson Commons
218 West Street, Columbus 43215
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022

Heart Walk participants and teams are invited to celebrate heart attack and stroke survivors, raise lifesaving funds and encourage physical activity.

Individuals can enjoy a variety of activities beginning at 8 a.m., followed by Opening Ceremonies at 8:45 a.m. and then can choose to walk a one-mile or three-mile route. 

Individuals can register for the Heart Walk at From there, participants can stay up to date by downloading the Heart Walk mobile app and encouraging friends and family to join via e-mail or social media and follow the festivities through the event hashtag #WalkCbus.

The funds raised from the Central Ohio Heart Walk will support research, advocacy, CPR training, and promote better health in support of the Association’s 2024 Health Equity Impact Goal, reducing barriers to health care access and quality. Visit to learn more. 

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, deaths from heart disease and stroke have risen significantly and more people are reporting lower physical and emotional wellness. The Heart Walk is back and ready to reinvigorate heart-healthy lifestyles by reuniting our community in better health.

The Central Ohio Heart Walk is the signature event of the American Heart Association’s Heart Challenge program which is designed to help companies positively impact employees’ overall health and wellbeing. The program is anchored in a series of customizable workplace events that inspire employees to be more engaged, reconnect with colleagues, get in their physical activity, support a great cause and have fun doing it.

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