• Sat. Apr 20th, 2024

Optum CEO Takes a Stand Against Cardiovascular Disease as Chairperson of Greater Los Angeles Heart and Stroke Walk

BySamantha Jones

Apr 2, 2024
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Derek Chao, MD, the CEO of Optum West, has taken a stand against cardiovascular disease as the chairperson of the 2024 Greater Los Angeles Heart and Stroke Walk. This annual event, held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, aims to raise awareness and support for the American Heart Association’s mission to advance health and hope for all individuals.

As a leading cause of death in both the U.S. and worldwide, heart disease and stroke demand collective action to make a positive impact on health. Dr. Chao emphasizes the importance of individual contributions through volunteering, fundraising or donating to drive meaningful change in communities.

As chairperson of this year’s walk, Dr. Chao will rally executives and organizations to participate in the campaign with a goal of raising $1.5 million for the American Heart Association. Discussions will focus on employee health initiatives, corporate engagement and community health initiatives to drive meaningful change in people’s lives.

The Greater Los Angeles Heart and Stroke Walk is sponsored by Optum, UCLA Health, Providence, Keck Medicine of USC and Amgen. It coincides with the American Heart Association’s 100th anniversary which highlights Dr. Chao’s dedication towards advancing cardiovascular health as he leads this important cause. To learn more about how you can get involved in this fight against heart disease and stroke visit HeartWalkLA.org

By Samantha Jones

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