Dr. Derek Chao, MD, CEO of Optum West, is taking a stand against cardiovascular disease as the chairman of the Los Angeles Heart and Stroke Walk 2024. 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 leader in healthcare technology and services, Optum is proud to sponsor this important cause and bring together local businesses and organizations to fight heart disease and stroke, which are the leading causes of death in the US and around the world. Dr. Chao emphasizes the importance of collective action, whether through volunteering, fundraising or donations, to positively impact the health of individuals and communities.

Leading the Los Angeles Heart and Stroke Walk, Dr. Chao will bring together leaders from various industries to participate in a campaign to raise $1.5 million for the American Heart Association. Discussions will focus on employee health, corporate engagement and community health initiatives to drive meaningful change.

The Greater Los Angeles Heart and Stroke Walk coincides with the 100th anniversary of the American Heart Association, making it an even more significant event for those who wish to get involved in fighting heart disease and stroke. The walk is open for everyone who wants to join hands with their community in supporting this cause that affects millions of people worldwide every year.

Visit HeartWalkLA.org to learn more about how you can get involved in this crucial campaign that has already raised over $1 million towards its goal of raising $10 million by 2024. By joining forces with Optum West’s leadership team under Dr. Chao’s direction, we can make a real difference in advancing cardiovascular health outcomes for all individuals within our communities.

Optum West stands committed to promoting wellness initiatives that drive positive outcomes for both its employees and customers alike through its partnership with UCLA Health, Providence, Keck Medicine of USC & Amgen as sponsors of this event.

Together we can make a difference!

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