Metro Jackson Heart Walk scheduled for November 12, 2022
Robert Gibbs, Senior Partner with Gibbs Travis PLLC, has been named the 2022 Metro Jackson Heart Walk Chair. The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is once again hosting the Metro Jackson Heart Walk on November 12, 2022 at the Mississippi Museum of Art. The Heart Walk unites the community in celebrating health and honoring survivors. Gibbs will be joined by other likeminded city executives working to increase physical and mental health, combat burnout, and promote community engagement.
A Jackson native, Gibbs is a graduate of Tougaloo College and earned his J.D. degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He later attended the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. Aside from his law practice, Gibbs is a regular speaker at churches, community organizations, schools, and colleges. Highlighted speaking engagements include speaking to the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges in Reno, Nevada on Faculty Excellence in Judicial Education. Also, he has been the guest speaker for Jackson State University’s College of Business Alumni Luncheon, for the Mississippi Governor’s School at Mississippi University for Women, and the commencement speaker for the University of Mississippi School of Law.
As chair of the Heart Walk, Gibbs will oversee a volunteer team of Metro Jackson County business leaders as they work together to meet this year’s fundraising goal of $250,000. “I hope to assist the AHA (American Heart Association) in generating much needed funds to continue its work in local communities to address social determinants of health; while creating access to healthy foods, healthcare, and education,” said Gibbs.
Local businesses and community members are encouraged to participate in the 2022 Metro Jackson Heart Walk by forming teams with their colleagues, families, and friends. The funds raised from the Metro Jackson Heart Walk go towards research, advocacy, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training, and to promote better health in support of the association’s 2024 Health Equity Impact Goal, reducing barriers to health care access and quality.
To register for the Heart Walk or for more information, visit www.metrojacksonheartwalk.org.