Walk for Your Heart with the American Heart Association

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This Saturday you can walk for your heart at the 2017 Heart Walk in Burlington. This year’s heart walk survivor speaker Julie Braun shared with us her story. 

Julia was 25 weeks pregnant when she had a heart attack while she was on vacation. 

“I got a blood clot and the blood clot went through a hole in my heart, that I never even knew I had and all of a sudden I had chest pain, arm pain, neck pain and thought this isn’t right, something must be wrong,” Julia said. 

That’s when she knew she had to go to the hospital. Because she knew the signs she was able to get herself to a doctor fast enough to save both her and the baby. Now Julie is a proud and healthy mother. 

The heart walk happening Sept. 20 in Burlington, is aimed at raising awareness about heart attacks and strokes. As proven from Julie’s story, heart disease doesn’t discriminate. 

The Heart Walk features a one mile and three mile walk beginning at Oakledge Park on Flynn Avenue. Registration starts at 8:45 a.m. and the walk starts at 9:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to bring their family, friends and even their dogs. All proceeds go to benefit the American Heart Association. 

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