4th Annual Crossroads Heart and Stroke Walk doubles fundraising amount

Heart walk spread awareness

VICTORIA, Texas – On Saturday, Feb. 5, the fourth annual heart and stroke walk brought awareness to the disease. Despite colder temperatures, 300 people still attended and Chief Meteorologist Brian Alonzo m-c-ed the event. It was a friendly 5-K for the community to participate in and to help fundraise for the American Heart Association. Helping raise awareness of heart disease and stroke awareness. February is American heart month and the walk was scheduled for the first weekend, however raising funds continues until the month ends.

Heart walk spread awareness

American Heart Association Director Brittany Sandbach said this year’s event was still successful.

“So we had a really great event today. The weather turned out so much better than we thought, we though it was going to be really cold. We had done a two hour delayed start, but it worked out for the best and we still had several hundred people out there today,” she said.

Fundraising dollars doubled compared to AHA’s previous years

They raised over $130,000 with just the heart walk, which is double the amount they raised last year. 600 people registered for the heart walk, but even with 300 attending as colder weather may have deterred them.

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