By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
Kimberly Goodloe

Kimberly Goodloe -
American Heart Ambassador
2013 Metro Atlanta Heart Walk

Kimberly Goodloe underwent open heart surgery and placement of a pacemaker in 2009. 

Q: Why were these experiences instrumental in your work as an American Heart Ambassador?

Kimberly says the open heart & two pace maker surgeries put me on an emotional roller coaster. “I felt a strong need to help others going through similar experiences. I had to give back in some way.”

Q: What are the responsibilities of an American Heart Association Ambassador?

In 2010, Kimberly became an American Heart Association Ambassador. “I speak throughout our community on the importance of heart health. I stress the importance of being proactive and being educated about personal health issues and taking ownership of them.”

An upcoming event supporting funding for heart/stroke research is Saturday, October 12th, 2013. Join the Metro Atlanta 5K Heart Walk from 8 am until 9 am. “I'm walking as a tribute for every woman, man & child affected by heart/stroke disease,” says Kimberly.

2013 Metro Atlanta Heart Walk

 As the American Heart Association’s signature event, the Heart Walk promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a family fun environment. This year more than one million walkers will participate in more than 500 events, raising funds to save lives from this country’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers — heart disease and stroke. 

Join Team Kimberly on October 12 at Atlantic Station.  It is easy to participate in the 2013 Metro Atlanta Heart Walk!  Visit www.atlantaheartwalk.org to join Team Kimberly!