Posted: Oct 4, 2013 4:02 PM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
Saturday is the American Heart Association's Annual Heart and Stroke Walk.
The event is being held in memory of former Fourth District Supervisor Paul Teixeira. He died from a heart attack in June.
On Saturday, more than 600 people will walk along the Bob Jones Trail in Avila Beach to raise awareness for heart disease and strokes.
"Well I'm hoping that through the Heart Walk and through people that know Paul, the message will get out that there's a lot of research that needs to be completed and done to help prevent a tragedy like this from happening to other people's families," said Deanna Teixeira, Paul's widow.
The Heart Walk also celebrates those who have made lifestyle changes and encourages other people to take the pledge to lead a healthier life.
The event is free to participate in. It kicks off at 9 a.m.
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