I walk to love my heart.
Joy has two very important reasons to have a healthy heart: her young daughters Isabella and Abigail. She knows proper diet and exercise can help prevent heart disease. As a journalist, she worked to raise awareness of risk factors. As a professor and researcher, she has helped lead initiatives on smoke and tobacco-free policies at the University of Alaska. These efforts took on new meaning when her husband died unexpectedly of a heart attack at age 42. She is determined to continue to help her family and others lead heart healthy lives.