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Walking for heart disease

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WATERLOO (KWWL) - Hundreds walked in George Wyth State Park Saturday for the 16th annual Cedar Valley Heart Walk to raise money for the American Heart Association.

This year the goal was to raise $125,000 that would go toward research and preventative education.

Michelle Koehn walked because she said there was a need for awareness.

"The signs and symptoms don't necessarily show up, specially they say in women," Koehn said.  "It's just very, very dangerous and very deadly to not be aware of it and not be aware of the things that could happen with someone with heart disease because it is a serious illness."

Heart Disease is the number one killer of men and women in Iowa, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Experts say some of the best things to do to prevent Heart Disease is to regularly check your blood pressure, cholesterol, and to exercise, and eat healthy.

Online Producer: Jackie Manternach

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