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Hundreds show up for Heart and Stroke Walk

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It was a rainy, cool afternoon, but that didn't stop a group of walkers a runners from hitting the pavement Sunday.

The American Heart Association hosted it's annual St. Joseph Heart and Stroke Walk. Over 300 people showed up to walk for the cause and others participated in a 5K race. Organizers say this is their biggest and most important fundraiser.

"It doesn't get the attention that other causes get but it is one of the top killers of men and women nationwide. So we're out to do two things, one is raise money for research and the other is to raise awareness," says Clint Marsh, Heart Walk Chair.

Sunday, the event followed last week's Elkhart Walk and the goal was to raise 135-thousand dollars between the two walks.

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