Syracuse Heart Walk

Taking Steps and Raising Funds for a Heart Warming Cause

The largest fundraiser for the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association is taking place this weekend. The Syracuse Heart Walk will be held at Onondaga Community College on Saturday morning, and is just one of the walks happening across the nation.

The director of the Syracuse Heart Walk, Denise McGraw, stopped by this morning to talk about what to expect from this weekend's event. This year there will be over 3000 people in attendance. There will be a kids zone at the event that will feature a gaga pit and a wellness area.

Cardiac Services Director and leader of the Crouse Health Heart Walk team, Lynne Shopiro, also stopped by this morning to talk. To raise money, Crouse has been selling t-shirts, hearts and pins. They have almost reached their goal, hoping to raise the money needed by April 1st.

For Shopiro, there is a personal connection with this event because her father had heart disease and it runs in the family. She said this is why she became a nurse. She said that participating in the American Heart Association is something she has always done.

Registration begins at 8am inside the SRC Arena at OCC. The kids fun run begins at 9am with ceremonies to follow at 9:30am.

To register your team, or for more information, visit The website will be open for 30 days after the event to still accept donations.

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