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Mon General and The American Heart Association Get People Walking for Awareness
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on October 28, 2012 @ 8:29PM
Created on October 27, 2012 @ 8:41PM

It may have been a little cooler on Saturday than what it has been, but that didn't keep hundreds of folks from walking in the Greater Morgantown Heart Walk at Mylan Park.

Mon General Hospital and The American Heart Association teamed up for the 5K walk that brings together people whose lives have been touched by heart disease. 

They've raised $81,000 this year.  That money will go towards printing materials, research, and anything that can educate people about heart disease, which is the number one killer of people in America.

Organizers and participants alike told us just how important this walk is.

Darryl Duncan, CEO of Mon Health Systems said, "We can point to these survivors, but what we want to do is increase the number of those people, reduce the incidence of heart disease and stroke by changing the way we live- the way we behave. And increase the opportunities for people to live longer."

"Well, my son passed away July 31st of a massive heart attack. He was 51-years old. So, we all came out to support him today. This is really a good cause," said Carrie Heartzog, a walk participant.

They also had booths set up for heart assessments, fit friendly awards, and a race for kids.

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