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Greater Nashville Heart Walk set for Sept. 15

Sep. 10, 2018, 1:58 PM


The Greater Nashville Heart Walk is set for Saturday, Sept. 15 on the Vanderbilt campus to raise money and awareness about cardiovascular disease and stroke.

This year marks the 26th year for the event set to kick off at 8 a.m. with heart-healthy and family-friendly activities followed by the 5K, stroller and pet-friendly walk at 9:30 a.m. There is also a 1-mile Survivor Route option.

In 2017, an estimated 8,000 participants took part in the annual fundraising event that brought in nearly $2 million to help support public education about heart disease and fund important cardiovascular and stroke research.

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. Nationwide, an estimated 92.1 million adults have at least one type of cardiovascular disease, which kills someone every 38 seconds.

In the U.S. someone has a stroke every 40 seconds on average, while every 3 minutes and 45 seconds someone dies of a stroke.

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