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Heart Walk draws big crowd

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CNY/NNY/S. Tier: Heart Walk draws big crowd
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- It may be in a new location, but the American Heart Association's Heart Walk is still drawing a big crowd.

The 28th annual event made the switch to Onondaga Community College from Longbranch Park to have more space for the teams. This year there were about 300 teams and over 3,000 participants. Many of the walkers were there to support loved ones, but some were heart disease survivors themselves.

Anne Proppe, Heart Disease survivor said, “The research that the American Heart Association did saved my life, and I can guarantee that there is somebody in this crowd today who doesn't have a red hat who will next year because their life will be saved by this crowd."

Derrick Murray, Walk Chairperson said, “It really is something that hits us close to home and is close to the heart, so to speak."

In addition to the main walk, there was also a 5K run and Kid's Fun Run. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP