The American Heart Association (AHA) is happy to announce that Redonda Miller, M.D., President of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, has been named chair of the 2019 Greater Maryland Heart Walk.
Dr. Miller is the president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, the 11th president and the first woman to hold the position in The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s 127-year history. Dr. Miller has twice been named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record, Maryland’s business and legal newspaper. She has also been voted one of Baltimore’s Best Doctors and Baltimore’s Best Doctors for Women by Baltimore magazine. She received The Johns Hopkins University’s Alumni Association Distinguished Alumna Award, has been named a top women’s mentor by the Baltimore Business Journal, and was honored by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of 100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know. The AHA is proud to have her at the helm of the 2019 Greater Maryland Heart Walk, leading the way for a world of longer, healthier lives.
“It is an honor to serve as chair of this year’s Greater Maryland Heart Walk”, says Miller. As a physician, I often talk to my patients about the important role exercise and diet play in heart health. The Heart Walk allows me – allows all of us – to take that education and awareness into our communities. Our support of the American Heart Association helps guide the research and activities that have and will continue to save lives. I’d like to thank Johns Hopkins Medicine for supporting this important cause.”
The Greater Maryland Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s mission in action. This annual celebration of life promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living for the whole family. The 2019 Greater Maryland Heart Walk has a goal to raise $1,500,000 for the American Heart Association’s life-saving mission to build healthier lives free from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The Walk is a non-competitive, three-mile walk, or one-mile walk at Camden Yards Sports Complex and is open to both corporate and community teams as well as individuals. Event festivities include Zumba, a Kids Zone, a Dog Agility Course, activity stations, and fun for the entire family.
In 2018, more than 5,000 walkers and sponsors in the Greater Maryland Region raised just over $1,300,000 in support of the American Heart Association.
Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.