Lifestyle changes are rewarded

The American Heart Association is inviting nominations for its Lifestyle Change Award. It is seeking to honor those who have made positive changes to improve their quality of life and overall health.
“We want to raise awareness that more than 80% of heart disease events can be prevented by lifestyle changes,” said Kevin Byrne, director of the Fairfield County Heart Walk & 5K Run.
The Fairfield County Region of the heart association is accepting nominations through Oct. 1. Ideal candidates are people who have taken control of their health in areas of diet, exercise or tobacco cessation and seen positive results in weight, BMI, blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar. Winners will be recognized at the association’s Heart Walk on Oct. 25 at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport.
Nomination forms may be downloaded from or email Kevin Byrne at