Heart disease is the number one killer of South Dakotans and this weekend hundreds of people will walk to bring awareness to the deadly disease.
The American Heart Association is probably a group you’ve heard of before. The organization works to find a cure and prevent heart disease and this weekend they will be holding a major fundraiser in Sioux Falls.
The goal of Saturday’s Heart Walk is to raise funds and awareness for America’s number one and number four killers, which is heart disease and strokes. The walk is free but they are asking for donations.
This year, organizers are hoping for a similar turnout, if not a better turnout than last year’s heart walk.
Their goal for fundraising is over $200,000. That may seem high, but organizers are confident they will achieve it.
The funds are raised mostly by teams that have signed up and compete to raise the most money. And 100 percent of the proceeds will stay in our state to help families and the organization find a cure.
Heart walk participants will also be able to enjoy the heart festival which will be at Falls Park West. There will be all sorts of fun activities, as well as a free blood pressure screening.
The walk begins Saturday at 8 a.m. at Falls Park.
It’s not too late to join the walk either. Click here for more information.