June 5, 2016 marked the inaugural LiveWell Cardiac Rehabilitation Walk of Life in Saskatoon.

Three walkers take part.

Walkers took to the trails near the river for the first Walk for Life in Saskatoon in June.

The Walk of Life is a national event sponsored by the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada. The focus is on raising awareness of the importance of cardiac rehabilitation. The event was organized by LiveWell staff through the Saskatoon Health Region.

A crowd of people gather for the walk.

Approximately 200 people took part in the inaugural Walk for Life in Saskatoon in June.

This year, approximately 200 participants took part in the one kilometre, three kilometre or five kilometre walks across the picturesque University of Saskatchewan Campus and South Saskatchewan River bank.  The majority of the walkers were clients currently attending exercise programs at both the Saskatoon Shaw Center and at the Saskatoon Field House. This was a great opportunity to bring together family, friends and Heart Health staff to walk shoulder to shoulder building support and camaraderie.

Proceeds raised by the Walk of Life this year totaled $10,294.  These funds will directly benefit patients attending cardiac rehab programs in Saskatoon through the purchase of equipment, providing education and special initiatives.

Thank You to all who supported this successful event. The Live Well Cardiac Rehabilitation Walk of Life Committee is looking forward to another successful Walk of Life next year and invites the community to save the date and join them June 4, 2017.

Walkers on the trails

Walkers on the trails.