Hundreds will gather for American Heart Association Start! Heart - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Hundreds will gather for American Heart Association Start! Heart Walk

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - On Saturday, October 23, 2010, over six hundred Lubbock residents will gather at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion to walk with families, friends, co-workers, and heart and stroke survivors in this year's American Heart Association Start! Heart Walk. The event rallies walkers to step toward a stronger, healthier life for themselves and their community.

Since 2007, the American Heart Association has allocated more than $3 million in research funds to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock. Last year, more than 1 million walkers raised more than $90 million in 450 Start! Heart Walks across the country to help the American Heart Association achieve its mission to reduce the deaths caused from heart disease and stroke by 20% by the year 2020.

Along with this year's heart walk there will be a lively atmosphere with booths, children's activities, a pet area, team photos and much more.

To register for the Heart Walk, companies or teams can visit www.lubbockheartwalk.org <http://www.lubbockheartwalk.org> or contact the local American Heart Association office at 806-748-2500. Individuals are encouraged to come participate in the Heart Walk, there is No Registration Fee. Registration will start at 8:30 A.M. and Walk at 9:00A.M.

The Pavilion is located at 6th and Boston, on the Texas Tech University Campus.

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