Apr 7, 2013 8:38 PM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

American Heart Association hosts Wine Country Heart Walk in Paso Robles

Heart disease and stroke claim the lives of more than 800,000 Americans every year.

To bring that number down, the local branch of the American Heart Association hosted a Wine Country Heart Walk on Sunday in Paso Robles.

The walk was held in honor of Vicki Blackburn, a Central Coast native who died last April after complications from a stroke.

"I love my daughter very much, and this is quite an honor today. I know she's here, although she's not," said Norma Moie, Vicki's mother.

The 5K Heart Walk will help raise funds to fight heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases.

"We have made tons of strides in the last ten years saving lives, and that comes down to research," said Emily Reneau, Business Development Director for the American Heart Association.

This was the third year for the event.



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