Thousands walk for heart health at Nashville Heart Walk

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN)- Thousands laced up their sneakers for the Greater Nashville Heart Walk Saturday morning in Nashville.

News 2 meteorologist Danielle Breezy and anchor Eric Egan emceed this year’s event.

Events began at 8 a.m. at Vanderbilt Sports Field with the walk starting at 10 a.m.

Over 8,000 people were expected to participate in the event. Over $1.7 million has been raised.

Tennessee has the seventh highest death rate from cardiovascular disease in the country. In Davidson County alone, 28 percent of all annual deaths are attributed to cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Funds raised at the Nashville Heart Walk will help the American Heart Association to carry on its lifesaving work through research, education and community health programs.

News 2 is a proud sponsor of the Greater Nashville Heart Walk.

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