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Pee Dee Heart Walk to be held at FMU in Florence

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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2012 11:56 am

Are you a heart disease or stroke survivor — or are you close to one? The American Heart Association wants to walk with you in October.

On Saturday, Oct. 27, more than 2,000 people are expected to take to the streets for the American Heart Association’s Pee Dee Heart Walk at Francis Marion University.

The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s largest single fundraising event across the nation. Everyone is welcome and participation is free.

This year’s fundraising goal for the Pee Dee Heart Walk is $380,000. Sign-up is now open for the event.

The American Heart Association especially welcomes survivors, survivor families and their supporters to join the festivities and share their stories. Heart and stroke survivors will be distinguished at the Heart Walk with special red and white caps.

The Heart Walk is a non-competitive, 5K fundraising walk with teams from local companies and community groups, and friends and family members of all ages.

Funds raised support research, public health programs and community education to fight heart disease and stroke, America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers.

The annual success of the Pee Dee Heart Walk is due in part to local cause sponsors Honda of South Carolina, McLeod Health, and Nucor Steel and nationally sponsored by Subway Restaurants and Jenny Craig.

To sign up or to learn more about the Pee Dee Heart Walk, visit www.peedeeheartwalk.orgor call (843) 665-0985.

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