EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of all Americans. That's why more than 500 people went to Carson Park Saturday, walking one to three miles for the annual Eau Claire Heart Walk.
Many of the participants walked for friends and family who suffer from heart disease. Organizers say the goal is to get people moving and start healthy lifestyle habits. It’s also to raise money to improve the health of people with heart disease.
"I would say the most important thing is just to remember anything can happen to you in life at any time. You know, you just have to embrace it and do the best with that you were dealt. Everybody's dealt different things in life and you just have play your cards right,” said Clarissa Michaels-Maset who participated.
The Eau Claire Heart Walk has been going on for more than 10 years. Next year's walk will be held the last weekend of September.