Return to in-person Roanoke Heart Walk this Saturday

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The American Heart Association along with local businesses and community teams are partnering for the return of the in-person Roanoke Heart Walk happening this Saturday at River’s Edge Park.

“We are so excited to see the Roanoke area once again get to come together in this fight, especially with all we’ve been through during this pandemic,” said Elizabeth Vail, Senior Director of Development for the American Heart Association. “We are so excited to see all of the smiling faces of our community teams, volunteers, sponsors and, of course, our survivors.”

Funds raised from the event will help fight heart disease and stroke, the #1 and #5, respectively, killers of Americans.

During the Heart Walk, survivors will wear their special Red Caps (heart survivor) and White Caps (stroke survivor).

“If you want to know why you help, just look at our Red Cap and White Cap survivors,” Vail said. “They are all the motivation you need.”

Registration opens at 9 a.m., and the walk starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23.

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