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      Syracuse Heart Walk raises $450,000 on 30th anniversary

      Thousands of people gathered at Onondaga Community College Saturday to take part in the 30th annual Syracuse Heart Walk.

      The Heart Walk raises money for research and advocacy for heart disease and stroke, the nation??s number one and number four killers.

      More than 3,000 people laced up their sneakers for Saturday??s event. The Heart Walk also had blood pressure screening, health demonstrations, entertainment and a fun run for kids inside the SRC Arena.

      Participants in this year??s event raised $450,000. Over the past three decades, the Heart Walk has raised more than $5 million for advocacy programs, education, training and research.