News Release provided by the American Heart Association:
The American Heart Association is celebrating its 41st annual Beach Ride in Myrtle Beach from November 2-6, 2022, at Lakewood Camping Resort. The campaign raises awareness that cardiovascular disease remains the No.1 cause of death, affecting one out of every three Americans.
On Wednesday, November 2nd, over 1,000 horses and trail riders will arrive at Lakewood Camping Resort. Participants will travel from more than 22 states for this five-day event that will feature a vendor village, a costume parade, karaoke competition, nightly entertainment, and auction. The annual 20-mile beach ride will take place Saturday, November 5th at 8:00 a.m. between Lakewood Camping Resort and 54th Avenue North.
“We are excited to be back this year with a full schedule of events for our participants,” says Lindsay Pampani, Director of Development at the American Heart Association. “Due to COVID over the last two years, safety protocols were at the front of our campaign, and we did not offer a full program. Our riders are excited to celebrate this milestone once again with the full schedule of activities on the beautiful beaches of Myrtle Beach. This event would not be possible without the support of the Myrtle Beach community.”
In its 41 years, the Beach Ride has raised $7 million for cardiovascular research helping AHA discover better treatment for heart disease and stroke. Research funded by the AHA Beach Ride has many important scientific advances including drug-coated stents, CPR guidelines and microsurgery. The goal for the 2022 American Heart Association Beach Ride is to raise $550,000 for heart and stroke research. For more information, visit AHABeachRide.org.
Olivia LaVoy: Marketing Director 218-261-1564
Lindsay Pampani: Beach Ride Director 843-616-1920
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.
About Lakewood Camping Resort
Carl and Marion Perry founded Lakewood Camping Resort in 1959 and Lakewood has grown over the decades to be one of the largest camping resorts in the world. Lakewood Camping Resort began as the first privately owned campground on the Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The resort is nestled along a half- mile stretch of sandy beach with amenities spread across 200 acres of oceanfront property. The original 125-site venture has transformed to include more than 1,900 sites for camping, as well as vacation villas with full amenities. Lakewood Camping Resort has been the recipient of some of the most prestigious awards in the industry. Guests can enjoy an award-winning oceanfront water park, a fitness center, coffee shop, restaurants and food trucks, an indoor pool, beachfront playground, beachfront volleyball and basketball courts, miniature golf, free bike rentals, golf cart rentals, live entertainment, and multiple watercraft activities. For more information on Lakewood Camping Resort, visit www.LakewoodCampingResort.com or call 1-877-525-3966.