Taking Strides at the "Heart and Stroke Walk" in Burlington

By Staci DaSilva | sdasilva@nexstar.tv

Published 09/25 2016 08:08PM

Updated 09/25 2016 08:08PM

Getting your heart pumping to raise awareness about your heart!

Four hundred people walked in the Heart Walk at Oakledge Park in Burlington Sunday.

The fundraising goal was $125,000 for the event. That money goes towards the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in America. So the focus is on prevention.

"There's an online tool called mylifecheck, and people can get their health status there, and get ideas to help improve their health status, so prevention is something we're really focused like a laser on,” said Mary Cushman, Professor of Medicine at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.

The American Heart Association is promoting workplace programs to help employees stay healthy.

Local 22/Local 44 is a proud sponsor of the walk.

Anchor Lauren Maloney MC’d the event.

For more information about the cause, visit http://heartwalk.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1149862.

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