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The Vascular Health Step Challenge virtual walking campaign takes place each September in honor of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Awareness Month.  

The SVS Foundation is challenging you to walk 60 miles throughout September to represent the 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body. The Vascular Health Step Challenge amplifies the importance of vascular health while also promoting healthy vascular health habits in communities across the country. 

Help us raise funds to bring awareness of the benefits walking has for vascular health. Registration is now open! 

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Individual registration cost: $60
NEW: Pay-it-Forward registration to help cover the cost of participation for low-income vascular patients: $120

All paying registered walkers will receive a t-shirt. Register by August 5 to receive your shirt by the start of the September campaign!

Everyone is invited to sign up and can choose to participate individually or on a team. The funds raised throughout the campaign will support the SVSF in amplifying the importance of vascular health while also promoting healthy vascular health habits in communities across the country.

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Research & Innovation; Community Vascular Care & Patient Education; Disease Prevention; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our Mission 

The mission of the SVS Foundation is to optimize the vascular health and well-being of patients and the public through support of research that leads to discovery of knowledge and innovative strategies, as well as education and programs, to prevent and treat circulatory disease. 

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