The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) announced today that it has partnered with the American Heart Association (AHA) in conjunction with the AHA’s Start! Heart Walk at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois, Sept. 26.

AMTA members will provide 10-minute massages to Start! Heart Walk participants.
More than 18,000 walkers will participate in the event that helps fund lifesaving heart and stroke research and community education programs, according to an AMTA press release. Walkers will also have the opportunity visit areas that honor survivors, inspire heart-healthy changes and celebrate significant lifestyle changes during the event.