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VC Heart Walk Raises More than $110,000

More than 500 people participated in the walk aimed at raising awareness and funds to fight heart disease and stroke.

The American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2014 Ventura County Heart Walk raised more than $110,000 and drew over 500 participants to Mission Park Downtown Ventura on June 14.

Participants enjoyed free health screenings, CPR demonstrations and visited health-related exhibits before hitting the 5K walk aimed at raising awareness and funds to fight heart disease and stroke, the nation’s leading killers.

“I’d like to extend my personal thanks to the volunteers, sponsors, and 500 plus walkers that joined us for a tremendous day in Downtown Ventura,” said Tim Gallagher, co-owner of The 20/20 Network and chairman of the 2014 Ventura County Heart Walk. “I was glad to see so many people take ownership of their heart health, and the health of those around them. This year’s Ventura County Heart Walk laid a great foundation and we anticipate great things for 2015.”

Walkers give Ticker a high 5 as they take off for the 5K walk.

Many of the walkers represented families, individuals and teams formed by local companies who have spent the last few months raising money to support the AHA’s mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The top fundraising teams included Union Bank, Community Teams (collectively), Amgen, Ventura County Medical Center/Santa Paula Hospital and Guitar Center.

The Ventura Heart Walk is an annual event that brings the community together to help achieve the AHA’s 2020 impact goal of improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent.

Ventura City Fire teaches participants how to save a life with CPR.

Participants included many heart disease and stroke survivors as well as families who lost loved ones to the nation’s leading causes of death.

For information about next year’s Heart Walk, visit www.VenturaHeartWalk.org or call(805) 445-7050.

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