Eau Claire Heart & Stroke Walk promotes healthy living
Getting more Wisconsinites active is one of the goals behind an annual walk.
The 27th Annual Eau Claire Heart and Stroke Walk took place Saturday morning at Carson Park.
Hundreds of walkers organized teams to raise money for heart disease and stroke research.
Cardiovascular disease is America's leading cause of death for both men and women, according to the American Heart Association.
Saturday's walk included a one or a three mile course through the park.
Before the walk, two survivors shared their story.
Chris Niles spoke about recovering from a stroke, and Pat Rozeske spoke about recovering from heart surgery.
Rozeske said she thought she had the flu or food poisoning.
"Didn't have any chest pain. I didn't have any numbness. I didn't have dizziness, and I just want to let people know there are other symptoms that can lead you to discover if you have a problem with your heart," said Pat Rozeske.
WEAU's Danielle Wagner was the emcee.
The goal is to raise $75,000 for the American Heart Association while inspiring people to live a healthier lifestyle.