Bert Blain Memorial Heart Walk set for Sunday

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Gina Duwe
August 19, 2015

Bert Blain Memorial Heart Walk

When: Registration at 7:30 a.m., opening ceremonies at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 23.

Where: Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive, Janesville.

Distance: 1 or 3-mile walk

Purpose of walk: To raise money for the American Heart Association's research, educational and awareness programs in Wisconsin and across the country. Heart disease and stroke are America's No. 1 and No. 4 killers.

Walkers are encouraged to raise $100 or more by collecting donations. The walk's webpage has a goal of $508,000 with $97,905 already raised.

The event includes health screenings, a tribute wall, a survivor breakfast, training on “Hands Only CPR” and team photos.

History of the walk: After partnering with the American Heart Association some 23 years ago, Blain's Farm & Fleet has worked with local companies and the community to raise over $4 million for the fight against heart disease. The walk currently is ranked ninth nationwide.

For more information: Visit rockcountyheartwalk.org, or contact corporate events director Shondra McLarty at (925) 705-5287 or [email protected].


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