First Coast Heart Walk raises over $1.5M for American Heart Association

12,000+ gathered Downtown Sunday for hurricane-delayed community event

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Over 12,000 people walked Sunday in the First Coast Healthy For Good Heart Walk. The event, originally scheduled Sept. 17,  had to be postponed due to Hurricane Irma.

The First Coast Heart Walk raised over $1.5 million for the American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart diseases and stroke. 

Last year over 25,000 people attended the event, but with the Heart Walk rescheduled for a holiday week and on a Sunday, organizers considered it a resounding success.

Prior to the start of the walk at Metropolitan Park, attendees participated in family-friendly activities such as fitness and warm up demonstrations, a kids zone complete with the Jacksonville Jaguars Jax Pack, a Top Dog contest, heart-pumping music and more.

Additionally, attendees learned life-saving Hands-Only CPR, got their blood pressure checked and honored survivors and those who we have lost to heart disease and stroke. was recognized for being the top fund-raising company this year, as well as the top-fund raising company in the history of the First Coast Heart Walk!