PHOTO: Brett Sealove, MD, FACC, RPVI, chair of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Shoreline Heart Walk and cardiologist and partner at Monmouth Cardiology Associates.

May 4, 2017, Robbinsville, NJ…The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recently announced Brett Sealove, MD, FACC, RPVI, cardiologist and partner at Monmouth Cardiology Associates, will serve as chairman of the 2017 Shoreline Heart Walk scheduled for Sunday, October 1 at the Asbury Park Boardwalk in Asbury Park, NJ.

The Shoreline Heart Walk, locally sponsored by Hackensack Meridian Health and RWJBarnabas Health, brings hundreds of Monmouth and Ocean County families, organizations and businesses together annually for a fun event filled with cardiovascular wellness.

As chair of the event, Dr. Sealove will recruit volunteers, businesses and organizations to support the Heart Walk, which drives the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

“As chair of the event, I understand the need to raise awareness about our nation’s top killers,” said Dr. Sealove. “In treating patients and utilizing the medical advancements supported by the American Heart Association, I see the importance of funding research through events like the Heart Walk.”

Heart Walks, which are nationally sponsored by Subway, are the signature community event for the American Heart Association’s Healthy For GoodTM movement which encourages Americans to lead healthier lives by delivering science-based recommendations, tools, tips and motivation to build healthier behaviors. The walk also raises funds to support the fight against heart disease and stroke – our nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 leading causes of death. Held in more than 305 communities nationwide, the Heart Walk is designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living through a fun environment that’s rewarding for the entire family.

Four key areas ground the Healthy For Good movement—Eat Smart, Add Color, Move More and Be Well. Unfortunately, about one in three adults participate in NO leisure time physical activity. Getting the recommended 150 minutes of moderate physical activity weekly is linked to lower risk of diseases, stronger bones and muscles, and improved mental health and mood. According to one study, just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day can add up to seven years of life expectancy. In fact, for the average person in their 50s and 60s, moderate exercise could reduce the risk of dying from a heart attack by half.

“The Shoreline Heart Walk is a great opportunity for the community to come together to support an important cause,” stated Dr. Sealove. “We hope that the Jersey Shore community will join in the walk against heart disease and stroke while taking advantage of the free resources available, including heart-health information, CPR demonstrations, health screenings, and more.”

Dr. Sealove is an Attending Level Physician who is double boarded in cardiology as well as vascular medicine and is Cardiologist and Partner at Monmouth Cardiology Associates in New Jersey. His subspecialty within cardiology is in vascular medicine and imaging. Dr. Sealove's areas of interest also include cardiac imaging and preventative and clinical cardiology. He has been involved in clinical research surrounding interventional cardiology, lipids, cardiac imaging, and vascular medicine.

To learn how you can join Dr. Sealove at the American Heart Association Shoreline Heart Walk, visit www.ShorelineHeartWalk.org, call 609.223.3711 or email Lena.Siddiqi@heart.org.