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AHA Hosts Midlands Heart Walk

On Saturday, March 24, the American Heart Association (AHA) will host the Midlands Heart Walk, the association’s premier fundraising event to combat heart disease and stroke, in an effort to save more American lives. These life-threatening illnesses are two of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart Walk creates an environment that's fun and rewarding for the entire family. More than 5,000 walkers are anticipated to participate in this noncompetitive 3.3-mile walk. Money raised goes toward AHA’s efforts to reduce deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent. Invite a friend or coworker for a great day of beneficial exercise and bonding for a great cause. Fundraising is encouraged, with donation prize levels available. As a note, a $10 donation to the AHA is required in order to receive a T-shirt.

Cost: Free, fundraising encouraged. Times: Activities begin at 8 a.m.; Heart Walk begins at 9 a.m. Starting location: Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln St., Columbia. For more information, call 803-806-3092.

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