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The American Heart Association will host the 2017 Champaign County Heart Walk on Saturday, September 16 at Parkland College to support the fight against heart disease and stroke.  Registration starts at 8:00 a.m., opening ceremonies begin at 9:00 a.m. and the walk will start at 9:20 a.m. 
 
This year’s Champaign County Heart Walk will feature a quarter-mile or one and a half-mile walk in an effort to raise $40,000 for the American Heart Association’s research, educational and awareness programs in Illinois and across the country. Walkers are encouraged to raise $100 or more by collecting donations from friends, co-workers, and family.
 
At the walk they can visit the many different booths where they can enjoy health screenings, visit the tribute wall, share their story as a survivor, take the pledge to lead healthier and more active lives, learn more from fitness experts, enjoy nutritious refreshments, play in the kids zone, celebrate their fundraising success, get their team photo taken and more! Dr. Cossman, of Presence Health, will serve as the event’s keynote speaker. The event is sponsored locally by University of Illinois, Busey, Consolidated Communications and Presence Health.
    
The Heart Walk feature teams of heart disease and stroke survivors, employees from local companies and people interested in fighting heart disease and stroke, America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers.  
 
Heart Walk sponsors have the chance to activate their contribution through their home, at the Heart Walk or even throughout the year.  The AHA is happy to assist a sponsor with a vision for their booth. 
 
For more information and to support the Heart Walks, visit champaignheartwalk.org, or contact Corporate Events Director, Carol Floyd at 217.246.5089 or carol.floyd@heart.org

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