FOLEY, Ala. (WALA) — They packed them in Saturday morning at the Park at Owa — not for the thrills, but to raise awareness for heart disease and stroke as the 2021 Baldwin Heart Walk made a return.
Like she’s done in the past, FOX10’s Lenise Ligon emceed the event.
The mission was to help the American Heart Association raise funds and encourage people to live a heart-healthy life.
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This year’s event chairperson, Fairhope Mayor Sherry Sullivan, shared why awareness is so close to her heart.
“The story I have about the Heart Walk is personal to me because my dad is a heart attack and stroke survivor. I also have on our city council Kevin Boone, who is a stroke survivor. So, I think all of us have a personal story about people who have survived heart disease or stroke,” Sullivan said.
The event exceeded this year’s goal of $100,000, raising just over $108,000.