Heart and Stroke Walk draws thousands to KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City's 2014 Heart and Stroke Walk and 5K Run is one of the American Heart Association's signature fundraising events.

This walk raises money for the number one killer among men and women, heart disease and stroke.

The event promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living for the entire family. More than 10,000 people participated in either a one or three-mile walk, or a timed 5K run.

In addition, participants were treated to heart-healthy tips, free hands-only CPR training, fitness demonstrations and an a inflatable kids zone.

The money raised will go towards research and education in the fight against cardiovascular

Brad Clothier, the walk's co-chair, said the turnout is further proof of how important it is to get more information out about cardiovascular disease.

"As the 2014 Heart Walk Co-Chair, I walk for a reason and a purpose, for those that can't walk because they have been impacted by cardiovascular diseases and stroke," he shared.

The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization working to prevent, treat and defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.

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