LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — With only two days left until the 2022 Lynchburg Heart Walk, WFXR News decided to speak with a Centra employee about the challenges associated with heart disease and ways to prevent it.

The opening ceremonies for the event start at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 9 before the walk kicks off at 10 a.m. at Riverfront Park in Lynchburg.

If you want to register for or donate to the Heart Walk, click here.

Lauren Wade, who manages the cardiac rehab, bariatric, and endocrinology units at Centra Health — joined WFXR News’ Amanda Kenney on “Good Day Virginia” to talk about the problems faced by patients with heart disease, as well as changes you can make in your life to fight off such disease.