2009 Heart Walk raises awareness and support - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/31/09

2009 Heart Walk raises awareness and support

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., but for every hour of regular, vigorous exercise, you could gain two hours of life expectancy. That's according to the American Heart Association.

Saturday, Lubbockites participated in the 2009 Heart Walk to help improve their own heart health. Many participants have felt the effects of heart disease.  "My mom died because of M.I., and my father died because of congestive heart failure. I think it's the least I can do," Teresita Rodriquez said. 

The one mile walk at Urbanozsky Park helped raise funds to fight heart disease and support research.

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