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American Heart Association holds annual 'Heart Walk'



 American Heart Association holds annual 'Heart Walk'

JOPLIN, Mo. – The Joplin community has come to terms with Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke.

The American Heart Association's annual 'Heart Walk', with around 300 people registered to take part.

One participant, Dylan Gallup, born with a heart condition. Hey what born without a pulmonary valve.

As a child underwent surgery and treatment. He is now living and living normally.

He spoke at the event for those living with a heart condition.

"Without the American Heart Association, I probably would not like it here said Gallup.

The American Heart Association has $ 65,000 to help raise awareness of the cause and raise awareness

"With heart disease and stroke disease being so prevalent, it is just one more way for us to talk to our community members, our friends and families about what is going on prevent it, "said Heart Walk Chair, Kelli Perigo.

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