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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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