In celebration of his ten year heart anniversary, Team Chris was created by Christopher Sadler to walk in the American Heart Association’s 2017 Boston Heart Walk. Ten years ago, I suffered from Heart Failure and was subsequently diagnosed with a condition called Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Severe Arrhythmia. My life threatening cardiac event and condition gave me a new lease and perspective on life. What’s become most important to me now is to do all that he possibly can to take care of himself, so I can live a long and fruitful life. Walking has become one of my greatest passions and it allows me to maintain a healthy lifestyle. it has also provided me with a great sense of gratitude and clarity. I realize how lucky I am and know that I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for my amazing support system of family, friends, and doctors. Together, amazing things can be accomplished. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of others.

All of the funds raised by Team Chris will help assist the American Heart Association in furthering their mission “to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.”

To date Team Chris has raised:


My Story

My name is Christopher Sadler and I’m a heart failure survivor. I want to first express gratitude to you for taking the time to read my story. My hope would be that you will take something positive away from it that could be used to better your life.

I’d like to take everyone back to October 5th, 2007. I was a seventeen year old high school student who was just settling into his junior year. That first Friday in October started out as any other school day. I tossed on my favorite Wes Welker New England Patriots jersey, a pair of jeans, and headed out the door. I walked down to the end of my street where I met my neighbors Dana, Lizzie, and Jonathan for our usual morning commute. When we got to Hingham High School, we had to park in the farthest parking lot away from the school. When we got to the front of the school, I suddenly felt a sensation that I had never ever felt before in my entire life…

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  1. Heart Disease (including Coronary Heart Disease, Hypertension, and Stroke) remains to be the No. 1 cause of death in the US
  2. Cardiovascular disease, listed as the underlying cause of death, accounts for nearly 801,000 deaths in the US. That’s about 1 of every 3 deaths in the US
  3. About 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of 1 death every 40 seconds
  4. About 92.1 million American adults are living with some form of cardiovascular disease or the after-effects of stroke

All statistics are courtesy of the American Heart Association’s Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2017 At-a-glance via heart.org

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