Healthy Living

Sep 30, 2010 4:20 PM by Carina Corral

San Luis Obispo Heart Walk dedicated to late Fire Chief Callahan


This weekend people will walk for heart health in the 19th Annual San Luis Obispo Heart Walk.

This year's event is being dedicated to the memory of San Luis Obispo City Fire Chief John Callahan who passed away last month after suffering a massive heart attack.

He collapsed during an evening softball game.

His death was as shocking to the community as it was unexpected by those who knew him.

Callahan, a career firefighter and avid outdoorsman, was a healthy 61-year-old with no known health problems.

The event kicks off at the Avila Beach Promenade at 10 a.m. Saturday with a 5K run/walk along the Bob Jones Trail.

Lynne Callahan, John's widow, is currently the event's top fundraiser with nearly $2,500 in donations.

On her donation page she wrote "my spirit continues to be lifted by all who have donated or joined the team."

All the money raised will benefit the American Heart Association.

Earlier this month, the North County Santa Barbara Heart Walk took place at Waller Park in Santa Maria.

It raked in nearly $63,000 to help fight heart disease and stroke.

It is not too late to register for this weekend's event and you can even sign up the day of the walk.

Click here for more information.

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