SATURDAY: Rutherford County and The American Heart Association Lace Up to Fund Research and Change Lives

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American Heart Association's Rutherford Heart Walk this year is sponsored by Vanderbilt Heart. The American Heart Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

The non-competitive, three-mile Heart Walk is still focused on its initial assignment, funding groundbreaking research and lifesaving programs through the passion of walking together to change lives. There's also a 1-mile survivor loop.

The walk will be this Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 8:00 am at the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (1272 Garrison Dr, Murfreesboro, TN 37129).

Heart Walk participants are dedicated and committed to progressing life-saving science. Nearly 1 million people walk each year for a singular mission, to cure heart disease and stroke. The Rutherford Heart Walk is among 300 Heart Walks held in communities across the nation.

Each day, we lose about 2,150 Americans from heart disease- The No. 1 killer in the United States. Stroke, the No. 5 killer and leading cause of severe disability, claims the lives of nearly 219,000 each year. Since the inception of the Heart Walk, mortality rates from cardiovascular disease and stroke have plummeted by 45 percent. Although there have been great strides made in how heart disease and stroke are diagnosed and treated, there is far more work to be done. The Heart Walk funds research to deliver progressive, life-saving science as big solutions to a big problem.

Individuals and teams can register for the Heart Walk by visiting www.RutherfordHeartWalk.org.

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