Contact Us

St. Cloud Heart Walk Held to Raise Awareness for Stroke and Heart Disease [VIDEO]

 

ST. CLOUD – Hundreds of Central Minnesotans were out in force at the Crossroads Mall on Saturday to raise awareness for stroke and heart disease during the St. Cloud Heart Walk.

Heart disease and stroke are the #1 and #4 killers in the United States. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, 8,566 people were hospitalized in Minnesota in 2011 for acute heart attacks.

Tara Lashley is the development director for the St. Cloud American Heart Association, she says the Heart Walk is held to raise awareness on health and heart attack prevention.

“It’s really about raising awareness for heart health,” Lashley says.

Money raised at the walk will go directly towards heart disease and stroke research. The American Heart Association uses the money to invest in research and public education.

“It’s a fundraiser and the money we raise here today goes to the American Heart Association,” Lashley says.

Before the walk started, CentraCare was also presented a $108,115 grant from the American Heart Association. The money will go towards improving the system of care for heart attack patients throughout rural Minnesota.

Those unable to attend the event can still make a donation to the cause on the Heart Walk website.

 

St. Cloud Heart Walk
Dan DeBaun, WJON News

More News from WJON

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!