GLT Datebook: McLean County Heart and Stroke Walk | WGLT

GLT Datebook: McLean County Heart and Stroke Walk

Sep 16, 2017

The McLean County Heart and Stroke Walk is all about getting fit, staying healthy and fighting back against heart attack and stroke.

  • It's coming up Sunday, Oct. 1, from 2-4 p.m. at Illinois State University's Hancock Stadium.
  • Advocate BroMenn Medical Center's Bob Miller is the chair of the event, with ISU President Larry Dietz as honorary co-chair.
  • The Heart and Stroke Walk is a fundraising event that honors survivors of heart disease and stroke and offers fun ways for the whole family to get healthy. 
  • There's a kids zone, complete with face painting. OK ... grownups can get their faces painted, too!
  • Before the walk through Hancock Stadium and the ISU Quad, there are exercise demonstrations so participants can get warmed up.
  • There's also free health screenings and information about heart-healthy eating.
  • The goal is to raise $100,000.Those funds go to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association's mission of building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

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