American Heart Association Announces 2020 Capital Area Heart Walk Chair

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association announced that Chip Songy is the chair of the 2020 Capital Area Heart Walk. Chip is a heart survivor, having undergone a double bypass procedure in March of 2018. After realizing the importance of taking care of our hearts, he now gives his time to the local Capital Area AHA office making an impact through the Heart Walk campaign.

Songy graduated from Louisiana State University, receiving a law degree. Since attending LSU, Songy has written a book, Thunderbolt, retired as a partner of Stirling Properties, and served as an adjunct professor, among other career highlights.

“I am excited by the opportunity to support the American Heart Association in their efforts to improve the health of our community and serve as chairman of the 2020 Capital Area Heart Walk,” said Songy. “Events like the Heart Walk are a great way to raise awareness while honoring those who have been impacted by heart disease, stroke, and congenital heart defects.”

Songy is supported by the 2020 Capital Area Heart Walk Executive Leadership Committee, comprised of community leaders passionate about the Greater Baton Rouge area and committed to improving the health of our community and to driving local support to fund critical research.

The 2020 Capital Area Heart Walk is set to take place March 28 at City Hall Plaza Downtown, 200 Saint Louis Street in Baton Rouge.

For more information on sponsorship, leadership, or volunteer opportunities, contact Rebecca Fontenot, Heart Walk director, at rebecca.fontenot@heart.org . To register or for additional event information, visit www.capitalareaheartwalk.org .