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The Cape Fear Heart Walk to be held in October

The American Heart Association will host the Cape Fear Heart Walk this October (Source: AP Images) The American Heart Association will host the Cape Fear Heart Walk this October (Source: AP Images)
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The American Heart Association will host the Cape Fear Heart Walk on Saturday October 15, 2016. 

Chair Dean Charles Hardy, Founding Dean and Professor of the College of Health & Human Services at UNCW, and the Cape Fear American Heart Association will welcome more than 2,500 people as they take to the streets for the Cape Fear Heart Walk on the UNCW campus.

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 Cape Fear Heart Walk is $175,000. Sign-up is now open for the event at www.capefearncheartwalk.org.

The American Heart Association 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 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. 5 killers.

To sponsor, sign up or to learn more about the Cape Fear Area Heart Walk, visit www.capefearncheartwalk.org or call 910-538-9270.

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