Heart Walk raises $75K for research and education

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Dozens of people spent the morning Saturday at Haymarket Park for the 2018 Lincoln Heart Walk.

The walk was designed to create a community among participants, to instill passion for reducing disability and death from heart disease and stroke, and to generate excitement for a new or renewed commitment to heart-healthy living.

The event was free to participate in, but funds raised help support the American Heart Association's research and education.

Organizers said the American Heart Association has funded 28 studies at Creighton University, UNL and UNMC for $4.1 million over the past five years.

This year's event raised nearly $75,000 and was emceed by 1011 Now's Bill Schammert.

To learn more or make a donation, you can visit www.LincolnHeartWalk.com.