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      Thousands walk to ward off heart disease - how you can improve your heart health


      S

      tep by step

      Saturday,

      thousands walk

      ed

      to ward off heart disease

      , it's t

      he cause behind one in every four deaths in
      America.


      Locally, the American Heart Association raised $425,000. "Raising funds, making

      it possible for people like myself not to have a death sentence, a life sentence

      ," said Anne Proppe.


      P

      roppe

      was honored as a survivor Saturday, she

      had open heart surgery in 2005 and survived a stroke.

      S

      ince she's recovered

      ,

      she's made big strides in improving her heart health.

      She has ran

      7 marathons, complet

      ed

      the iron girl competition and earn

      ed

      a black belt in karate.


      L

      ack of physical exercise

      and poor diet are two common

      risk factors of heart disease.


      For more information and how to improve your heart health click here.

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