American Heart Association hosting 5K Run/Walk on Saturday

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The American Heart Association is hosting its 5K Heart Walk/Run on Saturday starting at 7:30 am.

X-Ray Technician Tara Powell joined 2 NEWS Wednesday to provide specifics on the event.

All money raised during Saturday’s event at Fifth Third Field goes toward research and education on heart health.

“Everybody’s affected by it, whether it’s you personally or someone that you know. I’m sure everybody knows someone who has had a stroke or heart attack. I think awareness is very important to know what you can do to change your lifestyle to be healthier,” Powel says.

Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend the event this weekend. There will be a health fair, free health screenings, health tips, massages, free refreshments, a Kids Zone, and much more.

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