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Helping Our Hearts
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on September 21, 2013 @ 11:47PM
Created on September 21, 2013 @ 6:59PM

1 in 3. That's how many people die from strokes and heart disease in the Mountain State each year, and that's what brings others to help fight for a good cause, and give hope to the millions who suffer from some type of heart problem.

Hundreds of people came out to the annual heart walk on Saturday morning at Mylan Park in Morgantown.

Some of the people that walked in today's run either suffered from some kind of heart problem, honoring someone they know, or just getting out and exercising just for the fun of it.

Organizers said events like these are important because it helps raise awareness about these illnesses for both patients, and those who may not have them at all.

"They are funding research and raising awareness for heart attack and stroke, and we are making progress. We have ambitious goals for fighting heart attack and stroke in the United States," said Bill Galeota, Chairman of the Morgantown Heart Walk.

The walk also featured guest appearances by former WVU coach Don Nehlen and WDTV's own Nicole Porter.

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